Horizon Formation

Claire Sherwood
Horizon Formation
Rubber, pigment, lace, string

Horizon Formation is composed of thin sheets of cast, pigmented rubber. Their translucency reveals lines of thread and patterns of lace that have been embedded within the forms. With colors echoing the rich tones of soil, sea and sky, these elements fold in upon themselves in gentle curves, much like geographic crests and valleys.

The swift velocity of flight blurs the features of a landscape, and distinguishing attributes become lost in the distance. Through this work, the artist offers visual flavors of the earth as we might experience them from high above. Suspended, as both they and the viewer are in space and time, one can examine these samples for the details of texture, form, and variation with leisure seldom attained from the window of an airplane.