Giant Log 20
The works of the Israeli artist Arik Levy can be seen in public spaces around the world, as well as in the most prestigious collections of contemporary art – from the Museum of Modern Art in New York to the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London or the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. After taking part in his first group exhibition in Tel Aviv in 1988, Levy moved to Europe. Today he lives and works in Paris. In Blickachsen 12, Levy is showing four of his celebrated “Rock Pieces” in Frankfurt and Kronberg, while for Bad Homburg he has created a site-specific work entitled “Giant Log”. Surrounded by trees on a meadow in the Kurpark, this monolithic mirror soars to a height of 13 metres. Though made of special high-grade and mirror-polished stainless steel, and clearly the work of man, this “Giant Log” seems nonetheless to melt into the surrounding nature. With its groundplan in the shape of an irregular triangle with cut off corners and alternating broad and narrow edges, this slightly leaning tower not only emulates the natural growth of the trees but also mirrors the natural surroundings, envelopping the visitor in ever new pictorial compositions and prompting a highly intensive perceptual experience.