Chris Wood uses a range of high and low-tech optical materials to harness patterns of light that suggest ephemeral glimpses of moments in the natural world. Her minimalist sculptures are simple arrangements creating kinetic patterns in response to the environments in which they are placed.
The artist often uses a material called dichroic (meaning “two color”) glass, which was developed by NASA in the 1950's. Dichroic glass has a special optical coating meant to reflect certain wavelengths of light while letting others through, creating beautiful projections of light and color depending on the environment in which the artwork is placed.
This large 47 inch square sculptural artwork is created with meticulous attention to light and shape. Dichroic glass is fastened to white fabricated aluminum panel in patterns that change depending on the light. This artwork is signed by Wood on the back of the aluminum panel. Free local Los Angeles area delivery and installation, including placement and hardware. Affordable Continental U.S. and International shipping options. This artwork comes with a certificate of authenticity issued by the art gallery.
Wood's kinetic artworks change depending on the environment in which they are placed. Under different lighting circumstances, her work can project varying colorful shapes and patterns. This artwork can be hung in any direction, allowing it to bend and filter light in unique and beautiful ways.
Chris Wood was born in 1954 in Newcastle. Wood studied furniture design at Middlesex University in London before switching her focus to glass at the Royal College of Art, where she worked on architectural scale projects dealing with light and space.
Her work is represented in a number of private collections as well as the Shanghai Museum of Glass. She also produces work to commission and has recently created works for Fendi Fashion House, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Rosie Maternity Hospital, Premier Inn Hotel and a Scandinavian cruise ship.