My sculptural work continues my photographic considerations, specifically the elements of light and motion. Creating stained glass lenses reminiscent of that of a camera’s, these sculptures capture the sun’s light throughout its daily movements across the sky. The resulting work is meant to be experienced both in space and time. Effecting something of a kaleidoscopic eye, the sculpture’s lenses interact with sunlight and with each other to combine colours in surprising and delightful ways. As viewers walk around each sculpture, different colours are combined and created, while simultaneously, the shadows cast change as the sun rises and sets. Each sculpture becomes something of a static camera, documenting the many changes in the scene around it.
Referencing the minimalist work of Ellsworth Kelly, especially his Chapel Austin, which becomes a secular shrine to colour and light, I explore the auratic impact of stained glass. By stripping the work of art down to its formal components of colour, light and motion, the reverencial effect of stained glass distills my photographic inquiries to their pure form.