A favorite project, showing the interaction of light and color with time in various physical forms. In this example, the lower right color changes imperceptibly, very slowly fading through the color spectrum from red to yellow, to green, blue, purple and back to red. The upper left color transitions through the same color space with a discrete jump each time the other completes its cycle.
The 12 inch by 12 inch black square creates negative space, enhancing contrast with the perimeter color. The low profile white square blends into the wall, with color rays emanating from opposing corners -- one for hours, the other for minutes. And the acrylic bar allows the two independent colors to blend in the center, creating a third color space. This is especially dramatic when installed "floating" several inches from the wall.
In fact, each of these pieces is an accurate clock, and one can divine the current time of day from the colors as shown above. The left hand side represents hours and the right, minutes. If you think of an analog clock face, hour or minute hands at the 12:00 position are represented by the color red, at 4:00 by green and at 8:00 by blue. In between, secondary colors are generated: yellow for 2:00, blue-green at 6:00, and purple at 10:00. With very little practice one can decipher the current time with five minute accuracy.
Wall mounted, floating.