Aurora #313
Aurora #313
aluminum, steel, plexiglas
66" x 8' x 25"

Aurora #313 is displayed here in a different context- in an outdoor gallery space. Inspired by nature, Aurora #313 alludes to the aurora borealis' curtain of light. Its riverine archetypal shape also has some reference to music. The title, playing with the idea of numbered musical compositions, is the actual number of holes drilled into aluminum plate to suspend the 313 plexiglas rods.

Before creating my Aurora series, I spent many hours watching videos of the highly charged electrons from solar winds interact with elements in the earth's atmosphere, thereby creating the aurora borealis. I sketched out my designs as I watched these videos which I have mostly adhered to while allowing for structural improvements.