(Hex) Ring Cycle.
7x7x1'. found plastics, RGB LEDs cycling out of phase, slowly and continually changing colors in mostly soft hues.
My investigations developed into sculptural metaphors that are at once both hopeful and grim, ironic and sincere, a celebration of beauty and a fear of our ecstatic consumption.
Reflected in the work are my inspiration sources. Plankton (from the Greek word for drifter, wanderer) – the base of the food chain, and producer of almost 50% of the world’s oxygen (in some parts of our oceans plankton are outnumbered by tiny bits of plastic 60 to 1 and mistaken as food by ocean dwellers), flowers, Fibonacci spirals, cells – both healthy and mutunous, the hexagonal shape of endocrine disrupting molecules, a portal, greenhouse, water, amniotic fluid, babies and mourning the future we are gestating and birthing. Also inspiring and visible are ice crystals, snowflakes, northern lights, spider webs, clouds, the world upside-down, the light of dawn and hopefully – the creative act of hope and transformation.
Some of the labeling and text that I decided to keep in the piece for ironic and sincere reasons: pure life, smart water, polar, exp date, zero, total 0%, wonderful, arctic home, feel good about what’s in this bottle, safety 1st, lifeway origin, powerade, real lifeway, get rewarded, antioxidant vitamins…