Steel and stainless steel, 74" x 24” x 21,” 2012.
Solstice, positions itself somewhere in-between two poles. It evokes the specificity of navigation or the scientific measurement of sun and time, while actually measuring nothing and scientifically solving nothing. In context to architecture and walkway, the viewer orbits the arc, becoming aware of one’s body in relation to curve, reflection, and suspension. In a perpetual positioning of self to object, the viewer finds the intuitive spatial coordinates of where one stands to the position of Solstice, and then in relation to other bodies also in the proximity. Spatial navigation and the presence of time become fluid. Solstice is a polarity of materials: the time eroded rust of steel with the timeless reflection of stainless steel. In its vertical silence, Solstice is kinetically activated by passage of viewer’s walk. The arc curves forward or back, rising from a stainless surface to the plunge of steel in eroded oxidation. In the viewer’s peripheral view, the fluidity of curve is never caught, but is rather discovered in constant flip and pull; equinox and solstice; balance and peak; earth and sky.