Light is one of the most universal and fundamental symbols. It is the spiritual and the divine, it is illumination, intelligence, the source of goodness and optimism. My hope is that this piece of work embodies those ideas.
The blades used within this piece are shaped and arranged so as to draw the eye to an area of space where there appears to be ‘nothing’. Of course on a molecular and sub atomic scale there can never really be ‘nothing’ at any one point in space. In essence that is the dilemma with light, we have evolved to sense its presence through our eyes, but we cannot see light itself.
‘Light’ seems to defy gravity and balance delicately upon its plinth, it can be positioned so as to frame a distant view or be viewed up close where its iris like form becomes more apparent. Each individual blade is finished with a swirl pattern ground gently into the surface to reflect the light in an almost holographic way, causing the light to dance on the surface.
A technically challenging sculpture to realise, it gives me great satisfaction to have succeeded in completing a piece that has a stunning yet gentle aesthetic and subtle intentions.
There are two plinth variations for this beautiful Sculpture. The taller plinth is made using weathering steel and stands 60cm taller than the stainless steel plinth.
This piece of work is only suitable for a sheltered position.