WISHING WELL CYCLOPS

commission Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA)

Medium

mirror, silicone, wood

Year

2011

About This Project

“What we call birth is the beginning of a difference.”- from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, The Teachings of Pythagoras
Seth Wulsin’s installation Wishing Well, consisting of two spheres made from twenty equal-sided triangles, extends an invitation to consider individual differences rather than statistically measurable aspects as a key ingredient for diversity. Two icosahedra – twenty-sided spheres – made from mirror, glass, and silicone stand in sleek angularity that merges their inherent fragility with structural strength. Installed with the mirrored side facing inward, their gleaming interiors are revealed through glass-faced panes and small gaps as viewers move around the freestanding sculptures. Light and reflections enter and pass through the spheres at the speed of light and continue into infinity due to their geometric attributes, yet remain contained within their outer boundaries.