Name a eries of artworks
February 7, 2008 8:09 AM   Subscribe

We need a name for a series of art pieces.

These are installations, made with (approximately, usually) 2"x 2" x 1/8" thick glass. Arranged in horizontal lines, diagonal lines, or X.
See here for photos.

Can the hive mind come up with a name for this series?
posted by allelopath to Media & Arts (21 answers total)
What's the piece about? The statement says light is important but doesn't say why.
posted by xo at 8:55 AM on February 7, 2008

"Linear Light" springs to mind, since you want to emphasize light and all the constructions seem to be built on straight lines.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 9:14 AM on February 7, 2008

"In the Linelight"? (Or would it be line light?)
posted by Corduroy at 9:32 AM on February 7, 2008

Throwing Stones.
posted by koeselitz at 9:35 AM on February 7, 2008

Optical Allusion
posted by flaneuse at 9:44 AM on February 7, 2008

Throwing Stones?
posted by allelopath at 9:47 AM on February 7, 2008

Optical Allusions seems to be taken (an internet search reveals)
posted by allelopath at 9:49 AM on February 7, 2008

Phillup Glass
Half Empty
Creme de la Clear
The Pristine Chapel
Abstract PaneThings
posted by Rumple at 9:52 AM on February 7, 2008

I like just "Line Light" and just number them, e.g. Line Light #1, Line Light #2
posted by allelopath at 9:52 AM on February 7, 2008 in, "glass houses," et cetera. Probably too 'witty,' but there you go...
posted by koeselitz at 9:54 AM on February 7, 2008

posted by demiurge at 10:41 AM on February 7, 2008

I like "Glass" as you've got them. Some of my favorite artwork names are reductively descriptive (thinking of Sugimoto's Architecture and Seascapes and Gursky's Chicago Board of Trade II). I suppose if you get too descriptive, you start to impose more on the audience, which is perhaps neither here nor there but possibly worth considering.

Why, specifically, do you need another name? Recognition past your own? "Glass" has already been done?
posted by asuprenant at 10:47 AM on February 7, 2008

glass houses
posted by barrakuda at 11:00 AM on February 7, 2008

oops just saw koeselitz's post - anyway, same idea came to my mind.
posted by barrakuda at 11:01 AM on February 7, 2008

wow, there are actually a LOT of "optical allusion(s)." and I thought it was so clever.

Geometry Lessons
Parallell Lights
posted by flaneuse at 11:20 AM on February 7, 2008

Fainted Parallels
posted by mamaraks at 11:39 AM on February 7, 2008

Vitreflection. "Virte" being Latin for glass.
posted by Acacia at 2:45 PM on February 7, 2008

Oops. I meant "Vitre"
posted by Acacia at 2:46 PM on February 7, 2008

Nude Ascending a Staircase #1-50
That was always the joke at school to name every work that.
posted by idiotfactory at 5:44 PM on February 7, 2008

vitreous humour
posted by Rumple at 10:26 PM on February 7, 2008

Since the work varies according to the site, how about coming up with an overall namecouples with something that somehow refers to the site. I'm thinking of something that could have these qualities: city name, times of sunrise or sunset, the most prominent cardinal direction to which the windows are aligned; something that is specific to climate or light conditions.
posted by Benjamin Nushmutt at 8:28 PM on February 9, 2008

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