Friday

Beautiful Faux Pool

This faux pool is one of three permanent installations at the Museum of Art of Kanazawa in Japan. Artist, Leandro Erlich put two clear acrylic glasses about a foot apart and filled the space in between with water. The top surface is also filled with about 4 to 5 inches of water so that it looks like a realistic pool. Sweet! Where do I order one?

via crooked brains

6 comments:

  1. So its not really a faux pool. Faux means fake, and it really is a body of water on top of another body (chamber?) of water. So is it really a "faux faux pool"? It just has a bit of translunacy to it. That wasn't a typo, I didn't mean 'translucence' - I was going for trans - 'across' + lunacy - 'craziness'- or, do you really want to stand underneath that? It would be a silly wet way to die if it fails.

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  2. esbboston - UH, yeah. Okay. Next time I'll title the post "Beautiful, but non-functional (for swimming) water sandwich with a little more water on top of it pool. OH, and it's also potentially dangerous". That should drive traffic to the site.

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  3. The same installation was at MOMA's P.S.1 gallery in Brooklyn (I'm not sure if it's still there).

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  4. Very cool. And Paul, I think you should stick with the original title no matter what esbboston says. :)

    And is it just me or is the lady's face in the second photo wicked scary?

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  5. @esbboston

    you are incredibly pretentious.

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  6. Don't listen to esbboston your post is great like it is.. and he is a loon ahh see (spelling intended)

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