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2012 ArtPrize Entry
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This sculpture is constructed with plaster-lath building techniques used before gypsum board was available. Light that is filtered through moving water fills the inside of the column. Viewers are invited to step inside the column and be surrounded by the dancing shadows. The organic patterns of the light play with the "frozen" liquid look of the hardened plaster that grips onto slats of wood. Optical illusions result.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 48 feet
  • Medium: plaster, wood, Plexiglas, water, light, electrics, paint
  • Width: 48 feet
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 132 feet

Venue & Connection Information

This work can be set up in just a few hours and requires access to one (1) electric outlet. Water will last at least 2 weeks and can easily be refilled with a ladder.

Venue Considerations
  • Special Lighting needed: Yes
  • Internet needed: No
  • Indoor Space needed: Yes
  • Outdoor Space needed: No
  • Audio/Video needed: No
  • Electrical needed: Yes

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