Soft Geometry Neon #010BAKS0035
- 2015 - 2019
- Neon, transformer, fasteners
- 31 57/100 × 30 1/4 × 2 1/2 in (80.2 × 76.8 × 6.4 cm)
- Limited Edition
- Edition 2/3 + 2AP
- In the neon sculpture series "Soft Geometry", Senstad begins by transposing a space inhabited by light from the video "Color Synesthesia I-VII"(Synesthesia is a perceptual phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway). The space is then outlined as a potential object through line drawings based Senstad's cognitive interpretations. As the projected colors shift through hues over intervals of time, the form of the imagined object changes, from squares to triangles, where its own essence exists as pure potential towards synthesis. These forms create illusions of space, mass and object. The light-line drawings she creates are flat, but they illuminate space dimensionally through optical illusion. The origin of the geometric form is light, impregnating a space into suggesting solid form, which becomes the Soft Geometry neon sculptures.