One set of nine patterns was used to make nine translucent, white "clouds" that hang from a transparent glass ceiling above and nine "clunkers," made of cast iron and steel, that are placed on a set of black steel steps and floor below, creating a dramatic contrast in material, placement and allusion.
Commissioned by the Port of Seattle for the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Collection.
The nine translucent, light-transitive clouds (re: “heavenly bodies") hang from the transparent ceiling of the wedge just over head. Conversely, the nine clunkers, made of cast iron, will be placed on a series of stepping black steel platforms or broad
stairs ascending from the steel clad wedge floor up into the apex of the wedge.
The steps serve both as a pedestal and as seating. We can sit among the iron forms out of the traffic of the concourse and regard the opposite light filled milk glass translucency of the clouds above us.
I am very curious about the how two sets of forms generated from the same patterns can have very different material and associative qualities and differently occupy the two very distinct zones of the wedge space, the heavy floor under foot and the transparent glass ceiling and walls above.