Transformation VII: Snowflakes 2000


Transformation VII: Snowflakes, 2000
Vinyl on wall
96 x 235 x 232 in | 244 x 597 x 589 cm



Transformation VII: Snowflakes, 2000
Vinyl on wall
96 x 235 x 232 in | 244 x 597 x 589 cm



Transformation VII: Snowflakes, 2000
Vinyl on wall
96 x 235 x 232 in | 244 x 597 x 589 cm



Transformation VII: Snowflakes (detail), 2000
Vinyl on wall
96 x 235 x 232 in | 244 x 597 x 589 cm

The installation Transformation VII: Snowflakes is composed of 616 different white vinyl snowflakes, placed on the white walls of a room and organized in a grid pattern. It shows the computer-generated transformation of one snowflake that gradually mutates into a completely different one. While the first and last snowflakes of the series are perfectly geometric drawings, the intermediate ones look like sick, lab-generated mutations.

At first, when one enters the space, the work looks almost invisible in its subtlety and, only as one moves along the room, the snowflakes become randomly visible, displaying a variety of textures. Some of them glow, some fade and others remain blurred, depending on the angle from which the light hits the wall and the position of the viewer within the room. Since the piece doesn't provide one specific focal point, the viewer feels encouraged to keep moving, searching for new angles of vision from which to experience the piece. I wanted to create a particular environment in which the viewer could feel immersed. I understand this installation as a place to rest, to meditate and to come in contact with oneself through quietness, serenity and peacefulness.