2011 Refractive Monolith

Refractive Monolith, Acrylic Yarn

Commissioned by The Future Tense for it's SPECTRA I exhibition, ‘Refractive Monolith’ is a three dimensional reaction to, or conversation with, Lee Baker’s meta-city paintings. Utilising approximately 10 thousand metres of acrylic yarn, Baker has occupied the space with this imposing architectural monolith, forcing its false perspective upon the viewer.

As with Baker’s paintings the joyous colours give a reassuring sense of security, while at the same time the spectrum of laser-like yarn represents the volatile infrastructure and relative weakness of buildings. The gray walls serve to both enhance the colours whilst also alluding to a looming catastrophe.