Founder of the art movement funism, Magnusson began his career creating allegorical animal paintings with pointed social commentaries. He eventually became more and more interested in political art and its potential for persuasion.
This led him away from the canvas and into the public realm, where he created viral emails, short videos that ran on U.S. national television prior to 2004's U.S. general election, and roadside historical markers with contemporary social content.
Magnusson has exhibited in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art (Franklin Furnace Artist's Book Archive), The Springfield Museum of Art, The Anchorage Museum of History and Art and numerous other public and private collections.
About the project
After studying the DTV® II system to create his eight-foot sculpture of four pillars, artist Norm Magnusson was struck by just how opulent a shower could be. "When you slip into something that luxurious, you come out different—happier, calmer as well as cleaner," says Magnusson. The DTV II digital's interface lets you create a multi-sensory event that includes music, lights, aromatherapy and dozens of spray options. Symbolic of the DTV II, each of Magnusson's pillars awakens your senses. For instance, you'll want to touch the textural copper pillar or look through the pristine glass one. With both the shower and Magnusson's art, you're in for a transformative experience.