dig thiS

EvERy sculptuRE is A littlE diffEREnt EvERy timE,” GAzit sAid. “that is what i love about creating these pieces. it is like you are holding something frozen in time.

frozen floW

W ritten By: Q uin n r oBertS
fascinated with the movement of wind and light in nature, doron gazit has spent the last 25 years creating environmental art. he first began sculpting the wind by capturing air in clear tubes and documenting it photographically. then by accident just two years ago, gazit came across a technique that moved him into another phase of his art, calling it frozen flow. in solid form, the contemporary light sculptures stop the action and allow people more time to see and enjoy the fluidity of nature. “it just happened. i love nature and sculpture and the idea of visualizing the invisible,” said gazit. Working out of his studio in north hollywood, gazit creates the pieces from polyethylene (plastic resin) that is heated to become fluid and then molded by hand to create one-of-a-kind sculptures that have a soft glow. the speed of the machine and even the temperature and humidity in the room affects the way each sculpture turns out. “every sculpture is a little different every time,” gazit said. “that is what i love about creating these pieces. it is like you are holding something frozen in time.” With its striking lines and unexpected shapes, frozen flow adds a warmth and glow to any space with a rhythm that can be found only in nature. While gazit used to create smaller wall and tabletop light sculptures, he has recently begun to focus more on floor and suspended light sculptures. the floor sculptures range in size from 4 to 10 feet, while suspended ones can be anywhere from 2 to 4 feet. however, gazit said custom designs can be made up to 12 feet. and depending on the size of each sculpture, frozen flow ranges in price from $1,200 to $3,000. gazit hopes to expand beyond los angeles soon and create interest in his sculptures across the country and globe. “i really believe i have developed a new technique and industry,” gazit said. “i’ve never seen anything like it before.” FOR MORE InFORMatIOn On FROzEn FlOW, VIsIt WWW.FROzEnFlOW.cOM

10.05.2012 | SouthBaydigS.com 55

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful