“Unremarkeable Stars” Sharjah Art Museum, UAE, 2015

Installation view

“Mineral Consciousness” and “Unremarkeable Stars”, two light sculptures exhibited as part of the Sharjah Art Museum’s annual Islamic Art Festival, titled “Nour” (Light). The one month exhibit featured works from an international group of artists working with geometry, pattern and traditional Islamic arts.

“Mineral Conciousness”

MDF, Paint, Video Projection.
90″ x 26.5″ x 4″

“Mineral Consciousness” is a rhombus with a gently pleated and skewed surface. It undulates with vibrant video projection, colorful strata in perpetually cascading motion. The structure of color and pattern is loosely based on the size and age of rock strata found in the grand canyon, the oldest exposed geological record available for study.

A small Macintosh Plus circa 1984 sits on the floor patiently. It openly admits to the largely digital process behind all the work displayed as it idly flips through images of all the available artificial trees that can be bought from Lowes online, the same type of tree standing on the opposite side of the gallery.

“Unremarkeable Stars”

Eurethane Resin, Video Projection, Artificial Plant
Dimensions variable

“Unremarkable Stars” features a large truncated polyhedron with faces individually illuminated with video projection. An artificial palm tree stands nearby. The light projection digitally reconstructs the shadow that would be cast on the object by natural sunlight in the local latitude. The movement of light and shadow from sunrise to sunset is condensed into two minutes.