Media: Aluminum
“Sphere” is a 3D animated piece meant to challenge the viewer’s interpretation of reality and infinity. Use a smartphone or tablet to scan the barcode to see the animation of this piece. In the moments before animation begins for “Sphere”, the viewers must wonder why the edge of the work is not the base--what has caused the shape to be off kilter? This opens the viewer’s mind to deeper understanding of shape. Lights quickly draws the viewer’s eye to the center, where she is challenged (through optical illusion) to question the dimension of the animation on many levels. Is this really a sphere that is 3 dimensional? Should the viewer concentrate on the movement of the bars or can see the abstract landscapes created within the moving sphere? Are they really there? Can you see the shadows of movement created through the animation?