Dutch artist Suzan Drummen‘s kaleidoscopic floor installations are mesmerising and complex circular patterns made out of mirrors and brightly coloured glass.
The arrangements are made up of crystals, chromed metal, precious stones, mirrors and optical glass. They are placed in ornate and extravagant circles growing out of each other in concentric, spiralling colours, winding into the surface of the floor. The experience is visually stimulating and plays with the senses. The idea of illusion and optical effects are explored as each glittering installation sweeps across floor surfaces and climbs up walls, playing with the architecture of the space.
When viewed from a distance or from above, the work looks like a decorative rug, organised and neat, but on closer inspection, one can see the many intricate details resulting from the skilled craftsmanship that goes into each art piece. In much of her work, Drummen places each glossy element loosely on the floor, making the artwork vulnerable and evanescent.