Cubes

Cubes
2013
160 x 180 x 12 cm
Aluminum, steel, wood, electric motor, mechanical parts.

This mechanical wall sculpture is based on a geometric pattern of diamonds that creates the optical illusion of cubes, when in fact the cubes you see only consist of three diamond shaped aluminum plates grouped together.

Powered by a small electric motor and a gear transmission, the mechanical construction at the back of the machine moves up and down very slowly. It tilts the aluminum plates back and forth, emphasizing the three dimensional form and therefore the illusion of the cubes. Due to the tilting, light is being reflected from different angles and changes the color of the plates constantly. Again and again the aluminum diamonds seem to connect themselves with a different cube.