Column, Mirror, Triangular Progression, 2016
96 x 24 inches
acrylic mirror, plywood, silicone
The mirror column reflects both the body of the viewer and the space surrounding it. But this column sculpture is too elaborate to form a readily graspable image of the body, the uncanny alignment of the faces and the dizzying increments of facets produce only fractured body segments rather than achieve a gestalt of totality. This clear mirror column and the RGB mirror column share the same form: a stack of twelve regular prisms with numbers of sides that follow the triangular progression: 3, 6, 10, 15, 21, 28, 36, 45, 55, 66, 78, and 91. Only with the aid of the robot that cut the faces would I have considered production of such an intricate sculpture and due to this, the non-human collaborator is also inscribed in the work.