“In the Air” Outdoor Installation

Sunrise, Sundown, Autumn

This installation served as an investigation of pattern as created by light and three-dimensional form. It was also a study of the way light passes through and/or reflects off of surfaces. I was especially interested in the changes in pattern at varying times of day and weather conditions. In this image, the structures are naturally backlit from a nascent sunrise.

Moonlit, Autumn

By leaving some areas of the frames uncovered and using plastics of varying opacities, patterns independent of the structures revealed themselves at various times of day. In this image, opaque surfaces are illuminated by the moon.

Midday, Winter

To build the installation, I laid out a series of rebar rings: ten feet in diameter for the base and five feet for the smaller supporting rings. Bound rods were then splayed and joined at the base and midpoint of each structure. I then stretched industrial plastic of varying opacities over selected areas of the frame. The pencil rod extended approximately one foot past the base, allowing for shapes to appear as if they were hovering over the ground.

Materials- Opaque and translucent plastics, rebar, pencil rod
Dimensions- 20 10’X10’ structures
Context- Academic; RISD Textile Department

Sunrise, Autumn  

Sundown, Autumn  

Moonlit, Autumn  

Midday, Winter