Circle of Light
The concept behind this piece is one of ‘perceiving what we commonly take for granted as uncommon.’ Aspects of nature, our life, and our environment that exist all around us, as part of us and through us (our perception or experience) that we can take for granted and fail to see as the realities that they are. Elemental forces such as fire, water, air, sound, time and energy, music, wildlife - can all escape our notice as we hurry through our busy lives. With this sculpture I seek to call attention to these ‘uncommon’ details of our lives, in an organic, subtle and freeing way. Since I see this piece living alongside or inside a community, or public space, the movements, sounds and interactions will be subtle, and seek to inspire wonder and provoke thought as well as inspiration, and reconnect us with all that often goes unnoticed around us - and do it in a communal setting.
As people approach the ring it will interact with them in several ways. Motion activated sensors activate lights and sound as people approach from different directions, and play in seemingly random, subtle, organic patterns. Depending on the season each light will have a series of sounds that play when it lights. The sounds will consist of pure tonal sounds - overplayed with sounds of elemental forces, or nature - for instance, the sounds of birds in the morning might be one. These light and sound displays will change for key events, seasonally, and can also be ‘played’ remotely through a small interactive ring that stands at the height of a small child, 100 yards away.
In addition the ring can be entered in different spots and experienced from the inside. It can also be set like a clock to create a harmonic display of sound and light at key times, say midnight and noon. In the context of a community it can function as a clock in this way. The ring can be programmed to respond to key cosmic events such as the full moon etc.
At temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit / 32 Celsius it emits a mist to cool people around it.
I see the ring as a living form poem that reacts and resonated with the people around it.
Other forms I’m exploring as reference.