Congratulations to James Geurts who's public sculpture 'Refraction Principle' will be launched on Saturday the 13th of October along his new video work which will be projected on the adjacent wall at Glenorchy Art & Sculpture Park in Tasmania. 'Refraction Principle' is a 4.2m marine grade aluminium sculpture based on a driftwood stick from the Derwent River. The stick has been 3D scanned and altered to make visible the optical illusion of refraction, schism or glitch, within the physical form. The work is installed in the river and is viewable from Wilkinson’s Point. Refraction Principle marks the site where fresh river water and salt tidal water meet, creating a ‘Salt Wedge’. The schism in the sculpture embodies the opposition between invisible and apparent forces at the site and those acting in perception.
Image: Refraction Principle (video still). Image courtesy of the artist