Susanne Schmögner designed an immersive labyrinth for Luna Luna. Visitors moved through hand-painted materials forming spirals, meeting two diety-like sculptures in the middle who handed them a copy of the poem “Golden Age” by Arthur Rimbaud.
Schmögner creates installations and large-scale sculptures often for outdoor and natural environments
Apart from Luna Luna, Schmögner has collaborated with André Heller on Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens, Heller’s Botanical Garden in Gardone Riviera, and Heller’s ANIMA Garden in Marrakesh
Her works frequently draw from mystical symbols
Susanne Schmögner is a painter, illustrator, stage and costume designer, and makeup artist best known for her large-scale outdoor sculptures and immersive installations.
For Luna Luna, Schmögner designed an immersive spiral-shaped labyrinth. The materials forming the spiral features hand-painted sets of gridded and coiled lines, bird flocks, and flowers. At the center of the labyrinth, a black and gold deity-like sculpture and a smaller cat-like figure handed viewers a copy of French Symbolist poet Arthur Rimbaud’s “Golden Age”—which speaks of the power of works of art to transcend reality.
Schmögner collaborated with Heller again to create a playground of sparkling sculptures resembling genies and spirits for Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens, Austria. She also created a sculpture of a creature with a pointed head peeking out from behind a cluster of plants and a kiosk-like wooden installation painted with animals and insects for Heller’s Botanical Garden in Gardone Riviera, Italy; and a series of sculptures camouflaged amidst nature for Heller’s ANIMA Garden in Marrakesh, Morocco.
Thirty-six years ago, Luna Luna landed in Hamburg, Germany: the world’s first art amusement park with rides, games, and attractions by visionaries like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and David Hockney. By a twist of fate, the park’s treasures were soon sealed in 44 shipping containers and forgotten in Texas—until now.