Confabulating Orbits


Located at the ground-floor stairway of the Austin Convention Center, this abstraction of the yin yang symbol is composed of two back-lit neon discs. The artist brought together the ethereal (phosphor/argon light) with the corporeal (elemental copper) and sees this duality as a metaphor for many opposing pairs—high-tech vs. organic, playful vs. serious, sublime vs. instinctual, and shadow vs. light.

Installed, 1996