Bluesbirds is in the Triangulations Series, which is basically the notion of fashioning a cube and cutting it apart into two triangles, which are then put back together in a deconstructed way. My intention is to take a fairly simple shape and give it a complexity that belies a dynamic sculpture. First I create the interior blue cube, which is composed of pigmented adhesive, leaded glass, and non leaded optical crystal. Then clear sections are added until it becomes a cube within a cube. It is then ground and polished on all six sides and then cut in half. I use optical elements as a bridge between the two halves. The sculpture can then stand on it’s own. I grind and polish the standing points and then adhere the piece to a piece of optical plate glass which sits inside the recessed top of the spinning anodized aluminum base. It measures 12x12x10.
The idea is to use the rich blue as a jumping off point for the wonderful optics that crystal can provide as well as the images that bounce around, multiplying the purity of the color and the energy that it exudes. The narrative for this piece would be clarity, color, and playfulness, put together in an abstract, deconstructed way and balanced in an unlikely position while it can spin and move not unlike a dancer.