I'm an early riser and love watching the sun come up. Over the years I've made many photographs of weather patterns, clouds, sunrises and sunsets. For this project I wanted to abstract the view of the sunrise from our home. How to do this, while referencing the Minimalists and heeding Frank Lloyd Wright? I settled on Perspex, an industrial material often used in signage, (and, among many other things, intraocular lenses, used in cataract surgery which I thought was interesting because I have two of them) and found some amazing pink fluorescent Perspex with highlighter orange glowing edges which would work and also a dark blue. I hoped the pink would throw a magenta cast on the walls, but testing it with a 100 x 70mm sample wasn't simple. I looked at the perspex work of Rana Begum, (you can see her work on Instagram at @ranabegumstudio) and Regine Schurmann, which was really helpful. Olafur Eliasson makes incredible, large, fit in the Tate Modern Turbine Hall sized installations about environment and weather. His The Weather Project was a huge, immersive experience.
I used the cube form as a starting point to make a work 1200 x 400 x 200 mm with stacked multiples of a
100mm cube. The Perspex provided the colour and the light source is LED lights. The magenta/pink Perspex of the top and bottom layers throws the colour onto the wall behind, and with the blue front facing Perspex I hope a viewer can feel the beauty I feel each time I see a sunrise.