Cracow, Poland

  / Dandelion Lights

Dandelions shining in a new location – next to Fabryczna Office Park in Cracow, Poland

5

dandelions

3036

each dandelion is hand made out of 3036 elements

7

meters tall

maintenance needed, all year long

in many cultures dandelion means long lasting happiness and youthful joy

Cracow, Poland is already a fifth location for this spectacular installation. Being a symbol of long-lasting happiness, dandelions seem to fit perfectly into the surrounding of newly developed residential buildings.
These intricate artworks are meant to show in a macro scale a floral delicacy of nature. Made of highest quality stainless steel, with over 3000 elements for each Dandelion, they provide a stunning sight.

The residents, those who are only visiting and those who are passing by will be awed by the subtlety of this shape, achieved by enhancing the scale of the object. The artwork’s aim is to illustrate that there is unacknowledged beauty in frequently forgotten forms, done so by enhancing their scale. Dandelions, of the genus Taraxacum, have helicopter-like ways of dispersing their seeds, in science referred to as ‘biomimicry’. The artist strived to capture this ingenious, transformative solution of natural propagation into the metal construction used to build the sculpture. Legacy Landmarks took this project from the stage of masterplan, through development and fabrication to installation on the spot.

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Artist Mirosław Struzik, Martin Kot
Project Dandelion Lights
Client Inter-Bud
Location Cracow, Poland
Year 2019
Status Completed

Artist

/ Mirosław Struzik

Miroslaw is a man of many talents. He is an artist and inventor, as he loves to experiment with new materials and designs. His stunning artworks often combine the innovative technologies in an imaginative composition. Recently installed in Istambul, Miroslaw’s “Dandelions” are a good example of the above. 8 meters high with varying light patterns they form an exquisite and immediately recognizable artwork. This amazing artist has now started a new endeavor by using solar panels in his sculptures. Not only is it clean and environmentally friendly, it also literally makes its own electricity, potentially acting as a landmark and a power plant.

Artist

/ Martin Kot

Martin Kot studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland at the Faculty of Industrial Design and continued at Fanschawe College in London, Ontario, Canada. In his work, Martin likes to experiment with materials and forms. His projects combine art and technology, such as 3D print or lighting systems, in perfect proportions.

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