Created for the exhibition New Hope, New Media, New Hope Arts Center, New Hope, PA, USA, January - February, 2013. Outdoor installation May, 2014, for the Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely, MD (Eastern Shores), USA.
I have long been fascinated with the elegance and lyricism of water imagery and have sought to realize its meditative and tranquil qualities in sculpture. Oasis is intended to bring a field to life, vessels alive with light. Its reflective surfaces visualize the magical sensation of sunlight playing on the surface of water. These surfaces not only reflect the landscape and sky but also ourselves as we observe and walk by. We, too, see ourselves in the sculpture.
The media choice of recycled bottles and plastic allows me to develop a design on a monumental scale without the cost of metal fabrication or casting. However, &Oasis% can be re-created in a permanent medium such as mirror-finish stainless steel.