The installations mathematically mimic the behaviour of refractive rainbow light by connecting thousands of technicolour strings at finely tuned points. See the latest showing Plexus no. 35 below:
Even better than a double rainbow are Gabriel Dawe’s Plexus installations, a series of otherworldly imitations of the behaviour of light.
Plexus no. 35 is currently showing at the Toledo Museum of Art the centrepiece of a room decorated by oil paintings from old masters, an engaging mix of the old and the new. Like the rest of the Plexus installations, this one is site specific, and we wouldn’t even want to know how long it took to complete.
A Plexus would make an amazing installation for a musical space – it even looks like it could be a playable harp with the right materials.
As the name suggests, there’s plenty more where no. 35 came from. See a few more perspective images of the single installation below, as well as some choice pictures of Dawe’s other mind-bending art.
See the rest of Dawe’s installations on his website.