Introducing “Mercurial Dreams”, a mesmerizing sculpture by Frank Bueltge, crafted from steel, LED lights and mirrors. This statue is a stunning masterpiece standing 9 feet tall and 5 feet wide. The steel has been shaped to form a dynamic curve that arcs outwards, while the LED lights have been fixed on the inside, illuminating the sculpture from within, casting reflections on the mirrors. The combination of the curves, lights, and mirrors creates an illusion that the sculpture is moving, with the light forming waves that ripple across the surface of the mirrors. The viewer is drawn in, as the sculpture pulls one into its dimension, creating an immersive dreamlike state.
“Mercurial Dreams” reiterates the philosophical concept of John Keats, the Romantic poet’s “Negative Capability” – the ability to embrace uncertainty and the unknown. The sculpture demands the viewer to surrender to its form, accept the phenomenon of light, and become one with the uncertainty. “Mercurial Dreams” reminds us that sometimes we don’t need to seek an explanation for everything in life, but instead, we need to accept and bask in the beauty of uncertainty. This masterpiece has been released today in the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. Frank Bueltge, lived up to the expectations, and delivered a sculpture that personified his talent and creativity. To see his previous piece, check out his website here.