Sweet Spot

Causey Daniell Studio
    2016 2nd place

A meditation on color and the pleasure of seeing, Shawn Causey and Mark Daniell’s contribution to ArtPrize is a room-sized, shimmering color installation of 3700 thin multicolor nylon cords hanging ceiling to floor through handmade wood compartments. There are 19 miles of cord in the piece. The installation can be extended two stories high. Sweet Spot was handmade in Indianapolis with a team of 80 volunteers who spent 1000 hours making the piece. The motion of the viewer activates the piece as every change in perspective reveals new color harmonies. The flickering effect compels the viewer to slow down as the eye registers shifts in color. The viewer may find their own 'sweet spot' of resonating color relationships as they relate one perspective to another.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: 4-8'
  • Medium: Nylon, wood, metal
  • Width: 35-60'
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 8-24'

About Causey Daniell Studio

Shawn Causey and Mark Daniell live and work in Indianapolis. The motion of the viewer activates their work, in which they use low tech materials to explore color harmonies. They collaborate on public and private projects, and their steel sculpture Bright City received the 2014 Monumental Honor Award in Public Art from the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce.