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"And Light Fell On Her Face Through Heavy Darkness" wire sculpture, front view

"And Light Fell On Her Face Through Heavy Darkness" wire sculpture, side view

"And Light Fell On Her Face Through Heavy Darkness" - Steel rods and cedar wood, 96"x72"x30"

 

"And Light Fell On Her Face Through Heavy Darkness" is a sculpture about hope. I bent 125 steel bars by hand to create the piece, which stands over 6 feet tall.

From the side, a mass of curved steel looms over the viewer like a chaotic black wave. As the viewer walks around the sculpture, the changing shapes of light between the steel bars create the sense that the sculpture is moving, until the main image of the piece suddenly emerges: a face. The face, somehow lit through the mass of darkness surrounding it, seems to effortlessly keep that same darkness at bay. To me, this is like hope -- a fragile and eternally present gaze upward that quietly emerges from the dark.