Cai Guo-Qiang is one of the most fascinating modern artists alive today, and his medium is fireworks! From choreographing the Beijing Olympic fireworks to Gun powder painting at the Guggenheim, Cai Gua-Qiang is pushing pyro techniques to the edge human capability, and it is awesome! Beyond the beauty and power of the explosions is Cai’s fascinating philosophy behind his art. A belief in extraterrestrials has led him to create giant ladders of explosions reaching into the heavens as an offering from earthlings to aliens as a place to descend to earth and mingle with humans. I think it’s perfect that a fellow fireworks enthusiast should be our ambassador to other worlds!
Happy Fourth of July everyone, see you at the Bombshelter!
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