The shape of disappearing time, 2016
Suspended from the ceiling, a curved steel framework contains a complex swarm of polished brass triangles within a geometrically ambiguous shape. A light at the centre of the artwork projects a mesmerising combination of light and shadow onto the surrounding space.
The shape is in fact an oloid, a geometric form invented by scientist Paul Schatz in 1924. The oloid is conceived around two congruent circles placed perpendicular to one another with the centre of each intersected by the circumference of the other.
The reflections visible on the outer brass surfaces of the triangles slide and shift in dynamic response to the viewers’ active engagement with the work. Their movement around the artwork continually reveals new perspectives of the complex form, causing it to appear as a flurry of movement and light.