Category Archives: Environmental Installations

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Blue Consciousness at center of Blue Man Group PR campaign

Blue Consciousness was commissioned by the Blue Man Group’s Briar Street Theater in Chicago, three years ago. The piece is 10 x 10 feet in size and was placed on the building’s south-facing exterior. It is […]

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Michigan Illuminated Thoughts reviewed in San Diego

Caption from The San Diego Union-Tribune:  Kylie Luttrell, 8, left, of Custer and her sister, Alex, 11, looks at Illuminated Thoughts by Audrius Plioplys in Grand Rapids, Michigan, during ArtPrize, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. (Neil Blake/The Grand Rapids […]

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There is no freedom without constraints

This summer and fall, when you drive into West Chicago, Illinois, the first street banner that you see is my art work “Constraints / Freedom”. This is one of 17 banners on public display as […]

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Siberia Souls at ArtPrize

Siberia Souls: Children (details) ArtPrize is the world’s largest competitive art exhibit. It takes over the entire city of Grand Rapids, Michigan, in the fall. Siberia Souls LED light sculpture installation has been selected for display at a  […]

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Columns of Dreams at Trinity Methodist

Interpretation of Dreams: Freud, on display at TUMC, as the LED color lights change Trinity United Methodist Church, 9848 S. Winchester Ave., is located in the Beverly neighborhood of Chicago. Last weekend I was invited […]

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Hypnotic trance: Libyan Sybil

A hypnotic trance is an altered state of attention, awareness, possibly of consciousness itself. The Sybils in general, and the Oracle at Delphi in particular, were famous for their divinatory-hypnotic trances throughout the ancient Mediterranean […]

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Interview about Marija Gimbutas

My outdoor installation “Thoughts of Ancient Burial Grounds”, detail,15 meters across, Quarry Hill Park, Rochester, Minnesota, 1981; Marija Gimbutas On January 26, I was interviewed by Agnė Kariūnaitė-Albright on Lithuanian National Radio’s “Pakeliui su klasika” […]

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Winter Solstice, Žiemos saulėgrįža

Stone Time Line, Grise Fiord, Ellesmere Island, Canadian High Arctic.  At noon, on the Summer Solstice, in  the most northerly settlement in North America, I placed seven stones in a line, each one at the […]

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Art videos for the autumn

Rimas Ribkevicius and Loreta (nee Plioplys) Brovkiene, 1 Birute Street, Virbalis, Lithuania This past month has been extremely busy. I traveled to Lithuania to speak at a neurology conference in Vilnius, and to attend my […]

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Starving artist

When I graduated medical school, I knew that I was only going to do my internship at the University of Wisconsin hospitals in Madison, and then drop out of medicine entirely to do art. I […]

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