Carousel (Light & Shadow no.1)
Carousel draws inspiration from the sculptural works of Isamu Noguchi and Erwin Hauer. Noguchi's Akari light sculptures have long fascinated me, specifically his desire "to bring sculpture into a more direct involvement with the common experience of living." Paper lanterns had existed long before Akari but Noguchi brought his own language to the art. Hauer - known for his architectural walls and screens - played with light through complex pattern and the absence of material.
Carousel (Light and Shadow no.1) continues with these traditions. adding my own elements of movement, interactivity, technology and expressivity. Rotating the inner shade, subtlely changes the (dappled) pattern, giving the light a new character, much like light sparkling through the leaves of a tree. My hope is Carousel will be a light that you will continue to experience and enjoy in many ways for years to come.
Coldpress watercolor paper, LED light, wood filament
H 14" x D 4.5" (36.5cm x 11.5cm)