Brain Storm

Brain Storm

Epic Ideas

Art is a narrative that stirs the soul. It’s purpose is to inspire, teach and heal through inquiry. 

The value to be measured is not in shock, visual trickery or even quality of craft. 

The value is manifest by our experience in its presence.

Art is a conduit to the sublime nature of our shared existence.

The epic ideas page previews just a few of the exciting works being explored in the studio, concepts on human connection, acceptance and compassion. Proposals here are in production or design development stages.

Coming soon: Namaste, Categorically Human - Parts May Vary, Chain of Command, Judge Not, See Me.

Contact Folwell Studios for commission opportunities.

Brainstorm/STEAM

All designs are Copyrighted by the artist, Gail Folwell, Folwell Studios

These figures in lab coats represent the 5 disciplines of STEAM, (Science, Technology, Engineering, ART, Math). STEAM is the acronym replacing STEM as we embrace Art as a parallel and necessary component of collaborative academic discourse. This responsive monument installation proposes responsive light, sound and video technologies to create an immersive experience. The encounter unfolds in layers. The graphic imagery on labcoats represent the various disciplines. LED light rope ‘Brains’ are choreographed to respond to each other in a light show of visual collaboration. Motion sensors respond to people entering the ‘circle’ of STEAM where a 360˚galaxy bursts onto the white fronts of the labcoats and evolve into video samples of invention while you eavesdrop on layered critical audio discourse that ebbs and flows to deliver snippets of critical dialog among the STEAM disciplines. Brainstorm champions collaboration, human connection, creativity; informs on topics that current and changeable, relating to the social, environmental and political climate or host facility discoveries; It is collaboration of Science, Technology, Engineering, ART and Math, manifest as one, an art classroom to inspire, teach and celebrate the unbelievable things that transpire when we all work together.

Contact Folwell Studios for details and commission opportunities.

‘BRAINSTORM’

DIMENSIONS: 18’ x 9’ x 9’ - Five 12’ figures plus 6’ illuminated collaborative thought

‘EPIPHANY’

DIMENSIONS: 18’ x 5’ x 5’ - Single figure

“Brainstorm is like ...totally the best”
— Tyler Rybacki
Screen Shot 2018-06-27 at 9.39.49 PM.png
gf-brain-model05__noCam_453f__40956__48.jpg
Brainstorm RK.jpg

Mad World

All designs are Copyrighted by the artist, Gail Folwell, Folwell Studios, LLC

MAD WORLD represents all of humanity, traveling a shared road, united and universally connected by our journey on this earth. (aka One World)

Contact Folwell Studios for details and commission opportunities.

COREMadGlowbluA.jpg
MadModel.jpg
COREMadWorld.jpg

Universal Consciousness

All designs are Copyrighted by the artist, Gail Folwell, Folwell Studios, LLC

UNIVERSAL CONSCIOUSNESS celebrates the human collective as a cloud of positive energy, an organism that lives and breathes light, humanity connected by the light within us all. Light (LED) filled Black tube steel is pierced to emit and project specs of light moving among the figures and cloud, indicative of an energetic connection that we are too often unaware of.

Contact Folwell Studios for details and commission opportunities.

DIMENSIONS: 5 - 25 figures, 7’ tall, 12’ ceiling height for cloud, area determined by installation space available.

Universal Ca.jpg
Universal Consc sketch.jpg

The LOVEvil Project


All designs are Copyrighted by the artist, Gail Folwell, Folwell Studios, LLC

The LOVEvil project is a digital, moving, light art installation conceived to inspire pause, joy and compassion at airports around the world.  The 40’ tower reads L O V E from bottom up, the ‘E’ rotates to read, E V I L from the top down.

A series of nine projected themes celebrate all of humanity, kindness, laughter and connection. As the ‘O’ revolves, evils’ attempt to prevail, darkness spreads to the other letters from the black ‘I’ sidewall. The cinematic content starts to short circuit, the ‘light’ flickers briefly until ‘love’ and light starts to return with the ‘O’ back to center … The concept - love reigns supreme. This epic idea sells nothing, supports no brand. It is Art manifest to unite us, an iconic installation breaking boundaries with laughter and joy for travelers world wide.

Digitally mapped video is projected onto the letters, a nine concept series rotation about people, diversity, connecting, joy, laughter 1) Arrivals gate greetings, 2)Humanitarian aid recipients uniting 3) Peace advocates maybe? 4) Olympic sports moments 5) Music, concert crowds 6) Great movie clips, like the kissing scenes from Cinema Paradisio 7) World Religions, Monte Python-esque laughing heads zooming across the screen/Joyous ceremonies 8) Travelers merging in sites around the world!! 9) A mosaic of millions of beautiful smiling faces -United colours of Beneton-esque - this is a work in progress - stay tuned.

DIMENSIONS: 10’ tall illuminated letters, 40’ tall tower, rotating ‘O’.

Rotating ‘O’ in LOVEvil tower

Rotating ‘O’ in LOVEvil tower

My 5 year ‘MTP’ (massive Transformative purpose), is to move one billion people toward a positive and compassionate state of mind. To do that - this one LOVEvil piece will be influential, conceptual but clear, sought after and spreading light, joy, happiness in stressed environments in public art sites - ideally airports - all over the world. 

This series has come about as a series of dreams and meditations. The collective body of work on the topic of light and connection is called CONDUIT.

I have a platform and a responsibility to contribute positively.

My core virtues are Optimism and Love

My core purpose - to inspire teach and heal

So … basically I want to heal the planet. It’s a big project, starting with a dream and a vision.


Art is a conduit to the sublime nature of our shared existence. 




Parts May Vary

All designs are Copyrighted by the artist, Gail Folwell, Folwell Studios, LLC

Still human.

“The most important thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.” Nat King Cole


DIMENSIONS: Small black with neon lucite. 15” tall. Large clear and fluorescent Lucite, 4’.

PartsMayVary1.jpg

The Human Lumen

All designs are Copyrighted by the artist, Gail Folwell, Folwell Studios, LLC


DIMENSIONS: 6’ tall.

NamasteA.JPG


Reality Bytes


Byte.jpg

Mind Games

Outofmind.jpg

Interested in a concept?

Feel free to get in touch, share your passion and let’s inspire the planet together.

Name *
Name