As I was assembling my team to execute NOW as a fully formed reality I had already scheduled a presentation of new sculpture. TIME’S ARROW is both the title of my most recent show (May 11, 2012) and of the body of work NOW is a part of. For this exhibition I wanted to show the pieces that were in conversation with NOW and I needed to attempt a smaller version of the final work.
The maquette in this image is 6’ in diameter. Here you can see the impression of viewing the top and bottom sections as related, yet distinct entities, and how the lower glass (the tubes are white and are painted 2/3 in circumference with shades of black, white and gray) elements cloak the wall in white.
I was also blown away at people’s response to seeing all of the ‘guts’ displayed as the cords and transformers were fully viewable. This positive response would directly influence how the full-sized version of NOW was technically designed and executed. In addition, it was a direct way to communicate the solid ideas that forge the backbone of this media-sprawling, definitive area of concentration.