Brooklyn-based Alyson Shotz creates artworks that bring to life the invisible forces of nature. One of her installations at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, called Geometry of Light, is composed of hand-cut plastic Fresnel lenses (a type of lens originally developed for lighthouses) interspersed with glass beads and strung on stainless steel wires. Doesn’t sound too fancy until you see the photos. The sculpture is ever-changing, sparkling with the light.
As the museum states, “Natural light filters through the lenses at varying angles and intensities throughout the day, activating the work and allowing the sculpture to reveal time through the movement of the sun. A visitor's movement around Geometry of Light further activates the sculpture, revealing the ways in which our experience of space is shaped by our perception of light and motion.”
Alyson Shotz’ works will be on display from now till January 6, 2013.
Indianapolis Museum of Art website
Photos courtesy of Jrmie Souteyrat