Paragon - A commission from London Decompression (2015)
Paragon is a sculpture commissioned by London Decompression (2015), designed with the theme of "Carnival of Mirrors" (Burning Man 2015) in mind. The piece pushed further the techniques and materials we used in a previous work titled 'Dragon', resulting in a more intricate design and the use of reflective mylar instead of fabrics.
Paragon explores the potential conflict of interest between our desire to search for human faces within abstract constructions, and the indulgence of gazing at our own reflection and those of others. This piece invites the audience to interact with it in close proximity, exploring its many warped reflective planes, or to step back to observe the entire piece and spend some time discovering the giant, abstracted face within the assemblage. The act of reflection immediately brings a viewer into the work and allows the piece to sit well within all environments, taking on the colours and textures that surround it. Experiencing this piece in person gives the viewer a much greater understanding of its varying depths and angles, otherwise flattened in a 2D image.
Paragon was displayed at The Coronet (Elephant and Castle, London) for London Decompression, and at The Edwardian Cloakroom (Bristol) in a group exhibition run by The Art Troupe.
The Edwardian Cloakroom (Bristol) - A group exhibition run by The Art Troupe.
London Decompression - The Coronet (Elephant and Castle, London)