There are very few geometric forms in the natural world on a macro scale, so the cube is inevitably linked to Humans and Human intervention; I see the cube as a symbol of mans manipulation of the world; from building blocks to geometric patterns, from cities to computer screens. Although we are able utilise the Earths resources and alter the natural world, the Earth still dictates the major systems upon which we rely. We can modify the crops but we can’t make it rain.
The rain panels give the illusion of the rain falling from the cube whilst the cube seems to float effortlessly above the ground.
The inclusion of gold Leaf within the cube symbolises reverence. I am always fascinated by new techniques and I have found using 23 ½ Carat Gold Leaf to be an incredible process. On it’s own, Gold Leaf can look rather gaudy but when it is reflecting it’s own light within an internal space, it glows with an unrivalled subtlety. The contrast of the Gold with the treated steel is really quite alluring, focusing the viewers attention to the internal space within the cube.