When I was working on Focus someone asked me what I was making. My response was “this”. Two identical 9.6ft x 5ft ovals were outlined on the ceiling and floor. 36 steal hook were placed equangularly around the perimeter of each oval. The hourglass effect is produced by each color of monofiliment being given a different multiplication function. Example: every red colored monofiliment will be strung 7 hooks across from one oval to the other continualy until it comes full circle. When focusing on the piece you tend to notice repetitive patterns of reflections rather than a single point of interest. You focus on light not matter. The patterns of reflected light change with the movement of the viewer. What you see is only altered by the light that makes it visible. The intricate structure, the odd eliptical shape, and the placement between two floors gives a wide variety of viewing options.
Focus was commissioned by Riverplace in Greenville South Carolina. I thank them for all of their support.