Created during my Artist-in-Residency @ Pier 9, this kinetic series explores how a single line of light can be bent and distorted through reflections. The discs slice a virtual cylinder and act as reflective surfaces for the fluorescent tube in the middle. The resulting line twists and turns as the piece rotates and as the viewer changes perspective.
The black acrylic occludes the light beam, but its reflections show the light swiveling in various directions. The internal reflections between discs cause the line to make erratic turns.
Similar to the black acrylic plastic, the soda-lime plate glass creates internal reflections, making the line appear to go in all directions. But because the glass is transparent, the reflections add together, creating a branching effect.