Communication Tower, 2016, 2.5′ x 2.5′ x 8′
In Communication Tower, I created an inverted pyramid using diagonal metal rods to cast geometric shadows and create optical crosshatching through the voids of the sculpture. Triangle-shaped mirrored plexiglass pieces are wired abstractly onto the framework, bouncing light and shadows throughout the gallery.
My sculpture is a comment on our wireless communication technology and how it impedes our ability to interact in society. Cell towers are designed to improve communication between people by allowing for immediate availability, yet have us more distant and distracted by our screens. I turned my pyramid structure upside down to suggest this disorientation, so that it provides a fragmented reflection of viewers as they approach and ultimately become immersed in the work.