Spun Halo

Spun Halo is a light sculpture which explores the potential of thread, a normally invisible material, to create and define volumes of light.

Consisting of over 600 meters of thread, Spun Halo has been hand woven to create two intersecting volumes, each suspending a ring of light of light in mid-air. The lightweight conical volumes are held in place by the brass rings in the centre and a counterweight at the base which also serve to hold the threads in tension.

The criss-crossing threads create what appears to be a new volume within the light, and the effect of their layering is a large-scale interference pattern, or moire, which creates the illusion of movement with the shifting gaze of the viewer.

Brass, polyester, stainless steel
1600 x 650 x 650mm