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Floor van de Velde is an artist and educator whose work explores the reciprocal relationship between art and technological innovation as well as materials and new techniques. Originally trained as a classical musician, Floor works with sound, sculpture, and installation to create immersive art forms that activate space

Her work focuses not only on the autonomous sculptural object, but also questions the spatial positioning and points to the phenomenological experience and embodiment of space. Floor draws much of her inspiration from sound, language, and science and explores the limits of structures and systems of spatial logic and the juncture at which they break down to open up new visual and poetic possibilities.

Floor received a MS in Art, Culture and Technology from MIT, and currently 
teaches at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts in the Sculpture department.

Vibrant Divide

Vibrant Divide is composed of seven large hanging sheets of fluorescent pink and orange acrylic. Suspended from the ceiling, the sculpture appears as a floating, neon-orange box, divided by exterior vertical lines and interior diagonal lines, etched into the material itself.
Viewed under a matrix of black light, the sculpture is an exploration in the relationship between material, light, and space.

Each surface is etched with diagonal bars, alternating in direction on every other plate. The bars are layered as the viewer combines and flattens the seven separated screens in their field of vision. A repeated “X” pattern emerges, as if to deny the viewer to see what lies beyond.

ColorField Lightboxes

Dimensions: 36” x 5.5” x 5”
Material: Cast Acrylic, Lighting Gel, LED Light, Baltic Birch

“Variations on ColorFields” reinterprets the central ideas of non-objective art – particularly the color field movement and post-painterly abstraction –  in luminous, three-dimensional form and explores the perception and tension between light and color. 

The light sculptures in this series explore the reverberant properties of light and color: the objective is to not focus on the object alone, but to produce sensations of “color movement” in the eye of the beholder.