Bursts of bright colors and shapes


[Vantage Obscura]

[Vantage Obscura]

Vantage point:
noun
1. ‘a position or place that affords a wide or advantageous perspective; viewpoint’.

Camera obscura:
noun
1. ‘a darkened boxlike device in which images of external objects, received through an aperture, as with a convex lens, are exhibited in their natural colors on a surface arranged to receive them: used for sketching, exhibition purposes, etc.’

Vantage obscura:
noun
1. a visual and interactive exploration of color, perspective, and light.

Bursts of bright colors and shapes created by a network of simple yarn. Maize colored nylon mesh fabrics are contained within a framework of six simple cubes. Within these cubes, three pyramids created by yarn take on an organic gesture generating dramatic perspectives of vibrant blues as one circulates around the installation. Shifting, playful views are created by the overlapping of colors and lines which converge to form unique viewing experiences. The installation’s porous and translucent qualities allow it to not merely be visual but also interactive. Visitors are encouraged to enter the two void spaces at opposite corners of the structure, lined with maize colored nylon mesh to experience the installation from a different vantage point. From within these voids, the colored strings become infused with vibrant yellow, with objects arranged to encourage visitors to sit, pose, and take photos while surrounded by vibrant yellows and blues.