The art piece, named “Ephemeral Embrace,” captures the moment when two bodies entwine, conveying an overwhelming sense of closeness and intimacy. At first glance, it appears as a 3D printed sculpture, but upon closer inspection, the depth and complexity of the piece become evident. The bodies are comprised of translucent resin, with colors ranging from soft pastels to deep jewel tones, mirroring the complexities of emotions.
The piece is suspended delicately on an invisible wire, creating the illusion that the figures float effortlessly. The installation is accompanied by a soundscape that emphasizes the ephemeral nature of the embrace, as the sounds of heartbeats and breathing fill the space. “Ephemeral Embrace” challenges the notions of physicality and permanence, encouraging the viewers to contemplate the fleeting nature of human relationships.
Through “Ephemeral Embrace,” Frank Bueltge explores the philosophical concept of impermanence. The piece reminds us that everything is temporary and fleeting, just like the embrace of two lovers. Bueltge also draws upon Buddhist teachings on Anicca (impermanence) and encourages the viewers to acknowledge the impermanence of everything around them. The installation provocatively reminds the viewers to appreciate every moment, and to cherish every relationship in their lives. The masterpiece was released today at the MoMA gallery, following Bueltge’s previous wild success with his piece, “Capturing the Beauty of Northern Lights,” a frozen masterpiece. Check it out here.