The wave that ripples across the glass of Light Wave is a true sine-wave. Gravity and kinetic energy engage in a state of equilibrium enabling the ‘blades’ of glass, weighing a half of a ton, to be set in motion by a small motor, the equivalent of a single domestic light bulb. The sculpture investigates the ambiguous nature of matter; the glass in Light Wave appears to be molten, inviting us to reflect on the paradoxical nature of glass as an amorphous solid.
I was fortunate to have a good budget for Light Wave, which allowed a very high standard of engineering. This artwork operates well outside and will continue to do so with little maintenance. Currently it is looking for a permanent home so I would be up to offers for the right place. My fantasy is a large grass lawn with aspects from all directions