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shadow shift

(sculptural installation, 2014)

A tool created to mimic the shifting angles of light throughout the day. An effort to parse the origin and cause of shifts in energy and emotion felt through the rising and falling of the sun. Is there an emotion response inherent in the experience of seeing one's own shadow rise and fall?

This work is accompanied by a quotation from T.S. Eliot's The Wasteland, illuminated as the light level rises: 

"Son of man, 

You cannot say, or guess, for you know only 

A heap of broken images, where the sun beats, 

And the dead tree gives no shelter, the cricket no relief, 

And the dry stone no sound of water. Only 

There is shadow under this red rock, 

(Come in under the shadow of this red rock), 

And I will show you something different from either 

Your shadow at morning striding behind you 

Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you; 

I will show you fear in a handful of dust."

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