Exploding the forms that I developed in “Aqua” and “Grey Wave” Installations into a sculpture form at a different scale, the GloWave is a project that will be completed next year for the City of Austin. The undulating forms reference the water that is so scarce in this region. Made of plastic embedded with solar powered LEDs it glows in the evening for a different experience of the piece. This proposal was chosen by the Art in Public Places in Austin as a TEMPO projects to be installed for 3 months in Stacey Park. The installation consists of 3 related sculptures placed in Stacy Park along the Blunn Creek Greenbelt.
This change in scale (from 2” strips of paper in “Aqua” and “Grey Wave” to 3’ wide pieces of plastic here) is a key element in much of my work. My background as a jewelry artist has fostered a curiosity about the influence of scale on the experience of a work of art. After working on a playground design this past summer, a much different scale from jewelry design, I began to imagine all of my works as climbable structures. The concept is often the same for me at different scales but the experience and interaction with the piece is different and I am excited about developing my work with this shift in scale.