Friday, August 31, 2012

Space and Time in Disks

As I posted at the end of May, I cut up my large Circular Statements piece into four smaller pieces. And now I've decided that they will become four pieces related to space science topics.

I didn't post what the other half (the relatively intact half) looks like, so I've included a shot of it in my studio below. It's now 6' x 8'. Still substantial, but not impossible as it was before (at 8 x 12').

So what happened to the cut up bits?

Here are three of them in progress in the studio, waiting for Blackthorne Forge to make steel frames so that I can stretch the four pieces and finish the additions I envision.

The one on the right is about Dark Matter, and has extrusions of Dark Matter and overlying black disks.

This one is Wormholes, and other topics are Gas Clouds and perhaps Quantum Entanglement or Galaxies and Structures... I'm waiting until they're stretched out to make a commitment. The interesting thing that has developed is my use of beads and buttons. I never thought I'd get into stringing beads, but they seem to be the perfect thing for this project (combined with buttons, of course...).

1 comment:

Clair Dunn said...

Janet -- I got there. I saw it. It was wonderful. I can't remember the name of it, but the small white box is I think the one I love best. Thank you. Your art is a kind of art that becomes more than the sum of its parts. The shadows move as the viewer moves which makes your art a living thing.