Nocturne Triptych in Blues and Golds

2007, 21.25” h x 123” w x 6.5” d, glass, vinyl membrane, low RPM motor

In the “Nocturne” series, light is projected through glass onto slowly moving scrims, casting shadows that expand and contract.  In this sculpture blue and gold glass is layered in varying densities from the left facing panels in the triptych that are very pale to medium density in the middle and a deeper shade of green in the right facing panels.  This layering process uses glass to describe the way sunlight enters sea water, illuminating the upper level and dissipating into darkness. The series name and the artist’s use of planes of muted color is a response to J.M. Whistler’s dusk time paintings.

• December 6, 2015

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