Cycle Within is a sculpture based on the notion of dynamic and improbable balance. The interior circle is fashioned out of two colors of dichroic glass, combined with leaded and non leaded optical crystal. It’s cut and recut, to create refractions and reflections. Small circles are sandblasted onto the surfaces of the dichroic slices. They are hiding behind the brilliant color and reflective surfaces. Dichroic glass gives off two colors, one transmitted and one reflected. So in this case the entire spectrum is visible. The clear exterior sections are fashioned into a circle and then polished all around. It’s then cut into two sections, which are then refashioned with optical elements between them, to give them a dynamic sculptural shape. The bottom of the piece is then ground and polished and glued onto the plate glass circle, which fits into the recessed top of the spinning anodized aluminum base. It measures 10x10x10
The narrative of this piece is about purity of color, purity of vision, and balance. Our lives need balance and this is a snapshot of how balance might happen. The square and circle are elementary shapes, and to simplify our lives is to align ourselves with the universe's energies. Becoming poised is to go within and to feel the circularity of ourselves. This piece represents those possibilities. That still place amongst the movement.