Somewhere over the rainbow, (acrylic version)2017 - 2018
The original version of this work was monochrome and made from aged, discarded floorboards. Following on from that a more recent version of the structure was produced from painted foam PVC. Whereas the foam PVC version utilises solid subtractive colours that reflect on a black surface, and which if all combined would result in (near) black, this acrylic version examines light and colour from a transmitted perspective, focussing on the idea that when all colours are combined it results in white light. It is common knowledge that when white light passes through a dispersive prism it is split into the spectrum – the colours of the rainbow. When conceiving this artwork I envisaged the clear acrylic quadrant base hovering above 3 white light beams that enter from below, travel through the base, (like light hitting a prism), emerging above, split into a dynamic composition of rainbow coloured acrylic, that is on the one hand interlocking yet on the other at odds which each other.
I am very interested in geometry and architecture – particularly modernist buildings, and much of my work is influenced by these subjects. The sculpture was specifically designed to interlock and self-support, which also allows for complete dismantling. The spectral versions were inspired by and are dedicated to my late mother, who always marvelled at rainbows and natural phenomenon.
The viewer is invited to walk around the sculpture and appreciate the line, shape, form, colour and depth from varying angles.
Price available on request
- Dimensions: 1.48 metre high x 104 cm wide and 94cm deep
- Contexts: Exhibition , Public art , Studio practice , Technical / Fabrication
- Artforms: Architecture , Installation , Metalwork , Mixed media , Sculpture
- Tags: light, white light, spectrum, visible light, rainbow, fluorescent, acrylic, prism, dispersive prism, clear