"'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky," 2005, glass lenses, mirrors, mixed media installation.
"'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky"
by Caroline Cox
The movement of light is a fundamental component of Caroline Cox's massive installation "'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky"--a testament to her rigorously developed sculptural practice in which she creates site specific installations by arranging, layering and combining manufactured objects.
The integration of these disparate objects with available light is an intuitive process more akin to musical improvisation than conventional sculptural production. "'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky" includes trawling lures, monofilament strands, mesh bags, glass lenses and crystal balls that cascade from the ceiling, and convex and concave mirrored pools that sprawl on the floor. Light reflecting on or passing through the aforementioned objects, as well as scores of tiny red glass beads, and red, green and gold pendants, animates the installation. The overall sensation is of perpetual motion, like a dizzying voyage under the sea or a psychedelic explosion reaching into the space between perception and dreams--a space that profoundly evokes the infinite mutability of existence.
Watch the installation of Cox's "Tangle Optical," on exhibit at the Sarah Bowen Gallery.
A special feature of Wake Forest Magazine.
Descriptions and critiques by Judith Page.
About the Artist
Sophomore Elliot Engstrom reviews the exhibition.
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