Spiral Helix by Alyson Shotz - Ever-changing Appearance
Excerpted from the description of this work in the gallery.
Alyson Shotz (American, b. 1964)
Spiral Helix, 2009 (Dichroic acrylic, Sintra, steel) (On loan; not part of the permanent collection.)
An exploration of both shape and light, Spiral Helix is comprised of square-shaped bars that rotate around a central axis in increasing increments. Such rotation gives visual momentum to the work successfully creating the illusion of a form moving through space. Such illusion also softens the geometric and linear qualities of both the individual bars and overall form, granting the sculpture a more organic quality.
...the dichroic material [used] reflects different wavelengths of light in the environment depending on time of day, ambient light, and the angle from which the sculpture is viewed.
DP351-2014 Posted Wednesday, December 17; processed December 16
I've given you a full view and a close-up view, the latter chosen to illustrate some of the color change one observes as one walks around the sculpture and views it from different angles.
Sculpture gallery, special exhibit of emerging sculptors. Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Taken December 11, 2014
Title: Spiral Helix by Alyson Shotz - Ever-changing Appearance
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