SHIFT III (2017) is a sculpture of mine made made with water jet cut, original aluminum forms, 1.27cm thick clear... Read More
SHIFT III (2017) is a sculpture of mine made made with water jet cut, original aluminum forms, 1.27cm thick clear transparent Plexiglas and stainless fasteners. It is a modular form and design that is part of a series of work, often presented with original music and improvisations, that I call Resonant Structures. Shift III was, as the title suggests, the third in a series of this particular form, but the first where I had aluminum pieces fabricated by a water jet cutter. These sculptures for me are a "hybrid" form of art: combining concepts borrowed from melodic, harmonic and rhythmic musical structures, architecture and 3D forms. Space is a big part of these works- both in the visual aesthetic and particular look of these works, but also in a practical way as sounds do move through, in and around these sculptures quite well! Over time, specific pieces of music have been written and/or improvised, sometimes live, along with these works. Specific music & sounds a as they relate to this sculptures I think of as an added material to the aluminum & Plexiglas: "sound material" in a way, that helps add and create an atmospheric quality around and through these works. The "open-ness" of these works for me is important also in that I've found the form/design lets in and reveals the environment where they are placed. If placed outside, they seem to have a certain visual dialog with nature; indoors there is a dialog within an architectural interior. I like that a viewer can look through these sculptures, either through the acrylic glass pieces that can 'color' a viewers perception (if it's transparent, colored Plexiglas of course!), or just looking through the spaces and forms that make up the sculpture(s), or as I refer to them: Resonant Structures.