2009. Acrylic and stainless steel. 100 x 100 x 6 cm.
Commission for St. Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospital. 19th century scientists believed the waveform of light propagated through a resonant medium called the luminiferous aether, which filled the whole of space. Despite the theory falling out of favour, when aether proved undetectable, the idea remains a potent metaphor for rendering tangible the invisible. In this wall sculpture, an array of illusory volumes is created by the surrounding matrix, embodying many different dimensions of movement, oscillation, and rotation.