Tidal Mass

 

 

2007

2000 used fluorescent light bulbs, steel, 250 compact fluorescent light bulbs.

29" x 32' x 54'

 

 

 

At the time of creating the work Tidal Mass, I was reading The Weather Makers by Tim Flannery. Inspired by the melting of the polar ice caps, Tidal Mass "floods" the entire floor of a warehouse with thousands of used fluorescent light bulbs. The piece is illuminated from both below and above, giving the impression of undulating waves. Commonplace objects, in this case fluorescent light bulbs, are transformed into a hybrid natural landscape through their use and repetition on a large scale.

 
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