"Triptych Interface" is an installation that draws inspiration from the triptychs created for churches and personal sanctuaries of old-world Europe. These works of art were often used as conduits to evoke a spiritual connection between the viewer and higher spiritual power. A Triptych has opening doors that when opened reveal even deeper dimensions of connections. I designed this work with a similar intention in mind and the output is a direct result from my personal Illumination experience.
In the center of the rooms and at the heart of the installation is a roughly 6’ tall sculptural triptych that, when closed, takes the form of a triangular column sitting on top of a metal table. The column is composed of small cubes each shifted and twisted ever so slightly, from each surface a spherical center form aligns the cubic matrix. Beneath the steel table is circular and minimalistic with clean lines that evoke a sense of Torus energy field. A skirt of monofilament stretches down to a connecting circle that in turn connects to a wall of monofilament.
Surrounding the triptych is a wall of semi-transparent monofilament that unifies the installation. This semi-transparent quality allows the viewer to see through the wall and create a sense of depth and space, further emphasizing the spiritual and energetic dimensions of the work. The use of rainbow-colored projection onto the sculpture and surrounding monofilament creates a mesmerizing and otherworldly effect, enhancing the sense of spirituality present in the installation. The movement of the shapes adds a dynamic quality to the work, as if the divine force is constantly in motion and changing. It is a glimpse of what I saw in the “Black Rainbow Room”.
Beneath the triptych and at the edge of the circle formed by the monofilament is a table with a round top and a bronze-cast center piece in the shape of a Veca grid. The grid is underlit with lights and fiber optic cables permeate the bronze shape in alignment with the pattern of the grid. This component of the installation adds the Interface component of the work, allowing participants to physically engage with the spiritual dimension of the installation. Atop the table stands another miniature Triptych of the same design as the centerpiece. The rim of the table is lined with metal skulls that face upwards, these entities are an homage to Reliquaries, another component of old-world churches.