Monday, February 8, 2010


The light installation project Chemical Balance uses only prescription bottles, mirror and fluorescent lights. The project is by Jean Shin from Korea. Thousands of empty prescription bottles were collected from an array of pharmacies, nursing homes, and personal medicine cabinets. Like the stalactites and stalagmites, you see in caves, the constructions hang down from above and grow upwards from the floor below.

The installation, without a doubt, speaks to our culture’s over-consumption of prescription drugs and our dependency on the system. As Design Year Book says, "The piece acts like a group portrait, mapping our society’s chemical intake. The illuminated structures radiate with an intense orange glow, suggesting that issues of health reach far beyond the physical."

Check out more pictures at the source.

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