(In)Visible

 (In)Visible at Black Rock City, Nevada

 (In)Visible at Black Rock City, Nevada

 Iridescence: visible metaphor for the invisible shimmer of spirit and flash of creative insight.

Iridescent color is not directly found in pigment of an object’s surfaces, but as a result of its combined reflections…this ‘structural color’ exists only as the refraction of these intensified wavelengths, rather than pigment on an object’s surface.

Moving around the 20' tower of spectral mirror and steel, colors morph and surfaces shift between translucent and reflective.  A flash of brilliant color triggers a direct response… excitation.. unfiltered by mind and concept, like the childhood thrill of glimpsing the rainbow, glints of jewel-like color in a dewdrop, or the happiness of a flash of insight.  One angle, this color, another angle, that one, we move our bodies to chase color across the angled surfaces; what began as a visual experience has stirred us into kinetic response…evoking color to rise from the surface, we find ourselves in a dance with the spectrum, which eludes our grasp and resisting containment, like our own selves.

(in)Visible, juncture of finite forms and light, is a totemic mirror of our own embodiment, the faceted symmetry like the facets of our spinal vertebrae, the first solid form of our physical self, the anchor of our own spirit..


photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters  

photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters  

photo by Simon Paul Shea

 
 
 
 

photo by George DeLlano

photo: George Jackson de Llano

photo: George Jackson de Llano

Photo by Stephen Datnoff.

Photo by Stephen Datnoff.

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photo by George De Llano

 
 
 
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photo by George De Llano

 
 
 
 
photo by Stephen Datnoff

photo by Stephen Datnoff