The void or opening in a sculpture is often referred to as negative space. Making the negative space the dominating form in the sculpture, the negative space so becomes positive. whether it is an existing opening, cavity, or an illusion, it defines an elusive volume that changes due to reflections in the glass and the optics that are a result of the shape. By playing with differences in thickness and surface, velvet or polished, that space can be dominating or appear subdued, as light changes the optical experience of form.
Finding ourselves in a time of increasingly negative perception of every day`s news events and an overall rising feeling of being unsafe in an unhealthy world of religious, political, and social divisiveness, we may forget to focus on the possibilities and comfort offered by positive action and attitude. Positive space symbolizes tolerance, appreciation, hope, and opportunity.
In these sculptures, I have transformed my personal view into forms that remind the spectator of the individual choice to perceive what seems negative as positive.