Woman Creates Amazing Artwork With Beautiful And Intricate Gem Designs (Photos)
When you think of artwork, the first thing to come to mind is a wall lined with paintings.
However, not all masterpieces have to hang on walls.
Remember when we showed you that artist who transforms ordinary floors into whimsical candy art installations? Well, it turns out she isn't the only creative woman out there willing to get down on her hands and knees and use floorboards as blank canvases.
Suzan Drummen is also an artist who transforms the surfaces of floors into elaborate art installations.
But instead of sparkling candy and sugar, Drummen prefers to use thousands of glimmering crystals and a myriad of other sparkling objects to create mesmerizing mandalas and intricate patterns.
Drummen's artwork is a dizzying sea of colorful designs, and the beauty of each dazzling piece is pretty much guaranteed to take your breath away.
Take a look at the pictures below to see Drummen's incredible floor art.
Meet Suzan Drummen.
This Netherlands-based woman isn't your average artist.
She creates massive mandalas and textile designs on floors...
...using a variety of glittering objects ranging from crystals and chrome-plated metals to precious stones, mirrors and optical glass.
Drummen uses pins to attach her gems to walls, and she painstakingly arranges the rest of her ornate objects freely on the floor.
It may seem hard to believe, but Drummen doesn't use a preplanned design for her dazzling artwork.
Drummen told Irenebrination, "I never have a plan. The specific site guides me; I check the light, the route of the visitors, the [colors], the height, etc on spot."
Drummen continued, "The whole atmosphere actually guides me. Every space requires something else, and the installation grows slowly.”
Her expansive installations look like beautiful bursts of colors and sparkly, swirling designs...
...with dizzying, three-dimensional effects.
Apparently, Drummen's ultimate goal is to overwhelm those admiring her artwork.
On her LinkedIn, Drummen described the purpose of her art. She said, “From a distance [the installations] appear clear and orderly, yet upon closer inspection, the eyes become disoriented by the many details and visual stimuli."
She added, "That moment, of being able to take it all in or not is explored, time and time again."
She said she hopes, through her artwork, perception "is challenged, requisitioned and intensified.”
Citations: Artist Puts 1000s Of Glittering Gems On Floors, Walls, and People To Create Kaleidoscopic Mandala Art (Bored Panda), Kaleidoscopic Sublime: Interview with Suzan Drummen (Irenebrination)