Euan Williams, A Mass

Euan Williams, A Mass

Euan Williams, A Mass

A Mass | Sculpture, 2011

900 sticks are hanging in a space. Each stick is 3 mm in diameter, 1 m in length and fixed into position by a 1 cm deep piece of plexi-glass which is suspended in the air by wires. The sticks are arranged so that when one looks down the rows of sticks the other side is obscured. There are views to the other side of the object but these appear and disappear in waves as one walks around the piece and as the sculpture gently swings in the room through the displaced air of the people walking around it. Your orientation near and around the sculpture becomes the work as you find yourself being aware of how both your pace and place influence your viewing. Presented in silhouette in front of brightly lit white walls the constrains and exact dimensions of the piece become unclear as the eye has difficulty focusing on the sticks and judging their position. All of the individual sticks amass to become one singular fluid object.








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