The sculptural artwork consists of eight rectangular prism towers covered in light sensitive iridescent foil. The layout of the towers invites visitors to explore and engage with the work from afar, as they walk past, or up close as they can enter into the center of the arrangement to experience the sculpture at 360 degrees. The iridescent material reacts to both natural and artificial light. Dependent upon on how much, and from which angle the light touches the towers, spectrums of colour dance across the many surfaces of the sculpture as the viewer or light moves past. The artwork is constantly changing with the movement of light, as well as with each step the viewer takes, making the artwork totally unique from all vantage points and at all times of day and night. “Iridescent Towers” disrupts the natural white/grey winter landscape with vibrant dancing colours created by light and movement, and is representative of possibility and progress.
A long list of thank yous to many amazing people who helped to bring this project together is very necessary as I would not have been able to do this alone!
Thank you to my wife for putting up with the huge mess I made while making this, to Beyond the Pale Brewery for setting me up with a space surrounded by mountains of beer to finish the sculptures (side note - the beer at BTP and the people who make it are both absolutely amazing. To anyone who has not been here, I urge you to go, and to those who have been, you already know), also thank you to the staff at KJP Select Hardwoods who were extremely knowledgable and generous, sharing many tips and tricks around the use of Ecopoxy, which the sculptures are finished in, to Ontario Place for selecting my artwork to be amongst the exhibition, and to my supportive family, especially my dad for helping me with this from start to finish.
All of the artworks featured in the Winter Lights Exhibition are viewable from November 17th - March 23rd.
Below are a handful of additional process and install photos.