In brief this exhibit consisted of 12 tall, narrow paintings, 6 small paintings, 4 tall obelisks on pedestals, 2 large free-standing acrylic mirrors, and 1 hanging earth/universe ball.
More specifically, the 12 tall paintings are oil on canvas and are 4’ by 2’. The small paintings are acrylic on wood panel and are 6-1/2” by 7-1/2”. The 4 obelisks’ width and depth are 7-3/4” by 8”; they taper upward. The pedestals on which they sit/fit together are slightly larger at 9” by 9-1/4”. They are weighted at the bottom and are quite stable. The total height of each obelisk/pedestal varies from 5-1/2’ to 6-1/2’ in smooth increments. They are painted with acrylic paint, and 2 of the obelisks have elliptical openings on one corner, revealing curved paintings on the inside. These inner paintings can be lit by pressing a button on the outside, which lights up the painting for about 2 minutes before slowly fading away. The 2 slightly curved acrylic mirrors are 4’ by 4’ and hang in stable, free-standing holders, facing each other. The earth/universe ball is 4’ in diameter and can hang from a ceiling with nearly invisible fishing line. The ball is plastic and painted with acrylic and flexible acrylic medium. It is covered with gestural images of earth land masses and oceans; over that are multiple varied lines, referencing the many forces in the universe.
As shown in the Egtvedt Gallery at Warner Pacific College in Portland OR the 12 tall narrow oil paintings were hung around the gallery’s walls. The 4 obelisks on pedestals stood in a curved line from shortest to tallest toward the earth/universe ball which was hanging from the ceiling. The 2 mirrors faced each other. Viewers could stand between the two mirrors and view themselves and various other parts of the installation repeat toward infinity. A small adjacent space held the tiny paintings.