Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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shaking calm

Artworks that can be seen from doorways and/or from under tables, that have a calming influence
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After seeing a News report video of a painting swinging on a wall in an earthquake, it reminded me of that blue dyed wave in a moving perspex box.

I propose densely insoluble solutions, mathmos-like that could be framed up on a wall. The thin aquarium-like frame could fixed fast to the wall or hung from swinging wires.

When a quake strikes, the slightly different densities slowly wobble with a surreal calming, mesmerizing action. A magnet and coil in the frame, on movement, electrifies some LEDs which light up the art. Reflective specks, in the transition edges, of the moving solutions, sparkle to give streaks of highlighting.

So when shaken and panic is about to take hold, take a breath and watch the beauty of the insoluble.

wjt, Apr 19 2019


       Destined to cause orders of magnitude greater casualties, people who could have run for cover but stood transfixed by art.   

       Bravo! [+]
whatrock, Apr 19 2019

       I like this. I'm not sure I can see anything with my head down and my hands covering my eyes. But if I peeked out to see if it was over, it might be something to look at. Maybe.
blissmiss, Apr 19 2019

       Could mount the art on the floor under the sturdy table, just for you [blissmiss].   

       [whatrock] You're right, it might help with [Max's] carbon sequestration, overpopulation and human evolution.
wjt, Apr 19 2019

       Oh yay. Underbelly Art. Likes, me likes a lot.
blissmiss, Apr 20 2019

       // [whatrock] You're right //   

       I am? I mean, I am!   

       :clambers up the building, shouts it from the rooftops:
whatrock, Apr 22 2019

       Any connection with the Philippine hotel losing its swimming pool water? Kind of like Notre Dame but the other way around.
not_morrison_rm, Apr 22 2019

       // I am? I mean, I am! //   

       Yes, you are ! You SHALL go to the Ball, Cinderella !   

       [+] for the reasons [whatrock] stated.
8th of 7, Apr 22 2019

       + rather sensible idea
xandram, Feb 06 2021


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