Medium: glass, fiberglass
Dimensions: 2000 x 1350 x 800mm
Sound Parabolas were first exhibited in Salisbury Cathedral and were conceived in response to the acoustics of Cathedral. The form and surface of the sculptures considers different waves: electromagnetism, information, sound and light.
Sound Parabolas reference whispering galleries, sound mirrors and acoustic chambers. They represent a section of a radiating sound wave, illustrating compression waves of sound travelling through space and reflecting from intervening structures.
The glass is hand painted in black glass enamels, allowing the brush strokes to be visible to draw attention to the hand made in comparison to the machine made. Black represents an absence of colour, a space, permitting the many facets or tiles or pixels to reflect and integrate the surroundings