Cyclos Cube is in the I Cube Series, which is basically the notion of fashioning a cube and cutting it apart into two halves, 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 cube, which is composed of leaded and non leaded optical crystal as well as dichroic coated glass. Graphics I created are sandblasted onto the dichroic glass. 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 8x8x8.
The idea is to use the graphics 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 colors and the energy that they provide. 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. The circles represent the circularity of life and it’s constant movement. They suggest circles within circles, denoting the changing nature of existence, as well as it’s possible harmony. They approach each other and then drift away, change color as they spin, and line up and then are unaligned. Nature. Beauty. Possibility.