Two engagement rings adorn the English Beach Bay in Vancouver. Dennis Oppenheim has made them out of glass, steel and aluminum. The shapes in the form of houses took symbolically the place of jewelry on these rings. Obviously, the engagement rings are monuments to the institution of marriage. "The Jewels" from the 10 meters rings are inside lighted by city mains. These glass houses are located at an elegant angle. The effect of the fragile balance is even more pronounced at night when the precious little houses are lighted and the rings are not visible.
Nevertheless, the precious stones are installed firmly on their rings. The conversion of traditional Diamond into Oppenheim houses probably represents the indissoluble union between two affianced persons, celebrates the traditional links of marriage. Oppenheim is traditionally considered the representative of conceptualism. Conceptual art presupposes some philosophical deepening of minimalism. It also seems that the monument “Engagement Rings” is a reference to pop art. Creators of this trend reject the sublime objects and prefer to look for inspiration in the consumer goods, industrial goods. The works of art grown on such background are sometimes anxious, and sometimes humorous. More often the sculpture makes the viewer meditate and draw conclusions. Oppenheim, like any creator of Pop Art, decided not to interpret his ideas of marriage and created a simple notion of union - the two rings.
If you want to spend wonderful moments near two huge rings that represent love, wedding, marriage and family visit Vancouver. You’ll have great opportunity to see big “diamonds” in the form of houses. You’ll be amazed by the lighted houses that seem to float in the air during the night.
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