Tuesday, November 28, 2017

BYU grad's Buddhist-inspired exhibit includes 12-foot-long kaleidoscope

By Jeremy Hale
An image scattered by the kaleidoscope at the "We Revolve Ceaseless" exhibit at the BYU Museum of Art.
PROVO — The “We Revolve Ceaseless” exhibit at Brigham Young University's Museum of Art is a reflective exhibit about the role of time and each person's place in the universe, all portrayed through a 12-foot-long kaleidoscope. Aundrea Frahm, a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and BYU, said her inspiration for the kaleidoscope came from a Buddhist text. “It talked about how we as humans revolve ceaselessly in life,” Frahm said. “It talked about seasons and how life has seasons. That was the basic concept of the work.” To execute the project, Frahm gathered a small team of sculpture, mechanical engineering and manufacturing engineering students at BYU to craft and assemble the kaleidoscope and center it in the exhibit. [More]