The Beach Chair

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Ilan Sandler's The Beach Chair

Everybody knows René Margritte's statement ' ceci n'est pas une pipe'. A piece of art is of course an interpretation.
Yet this chair by Ilan Sandler made of steel, polycarbonate and nylon, is different. Apart from the fact that the chair is much bigger than you might expect (it is six metres high) the colours are more energetic and lively than you will ever see along the beach. This makes the sculpture an elegant and vulnerably fragile drawing in the air.


The artist himself says about this piece:
'The sculpture is designed with an outer shell of transparent
polycarbonate filled with sand through which insects can burrow. The various mounds of sand appear to have been moved by small creatures entering the sculpture and traveling through the tubing. The piece is both a habitat for local sand creatures going about their business and an object suggesting repose by the ocean. The Beach Chair creates a point of intersection where sand and human worlds meet.'

Sculpture By the Sea Arhus Denmark 2 June - 3 July, 2011