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Alexis Arnold

Orange Little Universe

Sculpture

This original work has been sold.

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DESCRIPTION

DO NOT DISPLAY IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT (fire danger from glass) | concrete, spray paint, optical glass | 2015

In Little Universes, optical glass spheres are perfectly hugged by concrete pillows. Hidden under the glass and at times invisible, is a galaxy of color that can explode depending on light and viewing position. In addition to an exploration of disparate materials and their individual expectations, Little Universes are part of a series of works that provide chromatic experiences that address individual perception of color and colors intrinsic reliance on light. Several pieces in the series interpret the rods and cones in eyes that are responsible for perception of different colors and can differ greatly between individuals and species. Furthermore, the glass spheres flip any background imagery viewed through them, illustrating what our eyes see before our brains upright the images.

DIMENSIONS

9 x 9.5 x 10 inches

AUTHENTICATION

The work comes with a certification of authenticity signed by the Co-Founder of Tappan

Arnold's material and process-driven practice explores the structures and phenomena of the natural world across micro to macro levels.