Silhouette

2011

Absolute Black Indian Granite
20m x 4m x 3m

Series: Exterior Frames

Located at the edge of a volcanic lava flow, beside a bustling city transport station, a vertical Indian black granite monolith dissects a horizontal NZ white glacier stone platform.

As the light shifts, the shadow of the black stone cut-out rotates on the white ground, fusing vertical and horizontal planes.  The viewer is framed in the portrait cut-out and also outlined in shadow on the white substrate. Movements of people, buses, buildings and clouds are captured on the seamless mirror-polish stone.

Twice as high as wide, and twice the volume of solid form to that of framed space, the abstract composition duplicates when the long dark shadow on the white ground is reflected back in the black stone.