i’m jealous of hema upadhyay

Now, just to be clear, I’m not a pyromaniac, nor would I normally ever suggest setting someone’s art on fire, but… Loco-Foco-Motto is the title of a series of breathtaking chandeliers made from thousands of wooden matchsticks {150,000 matchsticks per chandelier to be exact}, and artist Hema Upadhyay has never set one ablaze. I don’t know if I could control myself if I was her? Ok, I can understand that after all of the intense work, that clearly goes into each piece, she wouldn’t want to watch it all go up in a matter of seconds… but it would certainly be something to see! {Really, I’m not a pyromanic… right!?}






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  2. Vanessa /// 02.02.2011 /// 2:51pm

    The first pic you have here is of the installations at the Aberdeen mall in Richmond BC where I live! I remember when she was in the mall actually making the pieces :) It was amazing!

    And I also want to see one burst into flames :) (I hope that doesn’t make me a bad person :P )

    -Vanessa

  3. the jealous curator /// 02.02.2011 /// 6:07pm

    ha! yeah, that’s what i was worried about too! setting other people’s art on fire = not nice ; )

  4. Amy Wilson Faville /// 02.02.2011 /// 11:51pm

    That’s friggin awesome.

  5. the jealous curator /// 02.03.2011 /// 8:26am

    yep! it sure is.

  6. Sincerely /// 02.16.2011 /// 9:06pm

    this reminds me of

    http://www.mattersofart.net/splinterview/specinter_ranjani.html

    he was just featured at the MOMA in the on line exhibition….enjoy!!

  7. the jealous curator /// 02.16.2011 /// 9:54pm

    oooh! very cool! thanks for the link : )