The media are not toys… they can be entrusted only to new artists, because they are art forms.
(McLuhan, 1954)

Vibrant Divide
Light Sculpture

Dimensions: 198” x 96” x 52”
Material: Cast Acrylic, Black Light

Cox Gallery, Salem, MA (2013)
(PHOTO Elizabeth Woodward)

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.