Six vertically assembled polyhedra make up this over life-sized sculpture. The modular elements are based on irregular rhombic shapes; each one is distinct but their shape evidently related. Using contemporary computer software to change the polyhedra, Bulloch's alterations imbue the elongated and distorted versions with a subjective quality. The irregular rhomb are fabricated from MDF.
The appearance of the sculpture shifts according to one's point of view: seemingly shifting between two and three dimensions, from one side the irregular aspect dominates, while from another the impression of a certain totemic regularity prevails.
Bulloch's engagement with convex polyhedra, so-called Platonic forms, provokes sustained attention from the spectator: namely, attempting to find an underlying logic to the shape. This may be because, confronted with these unfamiliar forms, our spatial imagination tries to make sense of the planes and angles. They appear to change, even as we are trying to understand their relationships and the volume they create.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS: The work consists of two segments, packed in two crates. A metal plate and post system inside the bottom segment of the column must be drilled to the floor to stabilize the work.
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