Two Art Installations
"As I Live and Breathe"
Two 8-foot tall light towers, designed to encourage circling, every step revealing a new angle which, thanks to the parallax design gives each viewer infinite perspectives on the same piece.
This effect is achieved through the many internal components including hand-painted Rorschach designs, built up over many hidden layers of translucent plastic and illuminated from behind to create a surreal visual movement of colors, texture, and light.
WARM COLOR TOWER #2: "Nostalgia"
COLORFUL TOWER #1: "Blissful Now"
My previous work has focused on the 2-D aspect of the Rorschach Test to evoke 3-D associations in the mind of a viewer. My most recent variation on this concept is taking the Rorschach into the 3rd dimension, exploring a viewer’s ‘relative truth’ or perception based on their vantage point.
The notion of ‘relative truth’ at the heart of the work is also depicted in the ancient story of the Blind Men and the Elephant. Blind men seek to conceptualize an elephant for the first time by describing it only in terms of the part they are touching.
The piece seeks to reconcile the human tendency to project fragmentary experience as full truth, while failing to acknowledge the truth in the experiences of others: it is a symbolic reflection of disparate perspectives coming together to create a holistic experience.