Light Works 2003
These works are part of a one-man show at the Howard Gardens Gallery at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff, 2003. Four pieces explored our relation to and our expectations of domestic materials such as carpet and bricks, using the gallery walls and floor as well as the space in between.
Light Wall is a brick wall where the mortar is replaced by sheet acrylic, allowing a surprising amount of light to pass through. The effect is a paradoxical conjunction of the solid and the transparent. Swell is 25 square metres of carpeted floor which undulates in a way that is reminiscent of both landscape and the gentle swell of the sea. Whorl consists of thousands of drinking straws which are bent at the knuckle to create an intuitive pattern that flows around the picture frame. Intersection is a 3 metre cube of plastic tubes hanging in space that are inter-cut with a field of painted cocktail sticks. At a distance the viewer sees only a floating plane of colour until on closer viewing the individual elements are revealed.