OEG Groups' Light a Wish is 10 enlarged, fuzzy seeds dangling carefully in the air and glowing in a way that makes it look as though they are breathing.
Make a wish before you blow the fluffy dandelion seeds into the air – everyone knows this old game!
Light a Wish represents the moment the seeds disperse in the air, waiting to take your wish with them into the world. With this work, the Israeli architects of OGE Group show our good intentions that we quietly release and (hopefully) encounter again in the future. In this way, the illuminated dandelion puffballs are carriers of our deepest desires and dreams.
Israeli artist Merav Eitan (1974) and German artist Gaston Zahr (1975), both part of the OGE Group, are trained architects. While Eitan studied at the art academy in Jerusalem, Zahr studied at the Brandenburg University of Technology in Cottbus. In 2007 they founded the design studio OGE Group in Haifa and became Artistic Directors of the Jerusalem Light Festival. OGE Group has designed several light artworks, which all aim to evoke an emotion from the viewer in a playful way. Sometimes the artworks do that through an interaction of sorts and other times by recalling memories and experiences.
This artwork was commissioned by Light Art Collection.
Light a Wish
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