The Third Dimension
The latest installment of The Rye Arts Center’s Public Art Initiative, Julia Sinelnikova’s <Triquetra for Healing>, gives us good reason to spend more time outside before it gets cold. The work aims to bring neighborhood residents of all ages together to enjoy the alluring light effects from the sun.
Ranging from seven- to ten-feet-tall, three modular hand-welded steel sculptures have curvy legs and large flat discs at their centers. Each centerpiece has transparent colored acrylic panels modeled after geographical borders and inspired by the “mandala”. The panels create light patterns that filter to the ground in a stained-glass effect.
Transparency and light are key elements in Sinelnikova’s sculptural work. “Living in a world greatly controlled by technology, I utilize transparent sculpture elements and light play as a metaphor – intangible structures controlling physical space, just as digital functions control human life. The development of immersive environments which can be interacted with by the audience is my primary artistic focus, in an age when art is increasingly presented in 2D and digital formats.”
An interdisciplinary artist who works with holograms, performance, and digital culture, her light installations have been exhibited internationally. The Brooklyn-based artist has received commissions from NYC Parks Department, Pace University, Michael Madden (Maroon 5), and more. Her work has been presented at the Contemporary Art Museum of Houston, The Oulu Museum of Art, and Williamsburg Art & Historical Center.
<Triquetra for Healing> was installed in front of the Center October 5 and will remain on view through the fall.
This RAC Public Art Initiative is spearheaded by local artist Bob Clyatt. The program is made possible by grants from ArtsWestchester, The New York State Council on the Arts, and The Westchester Community Foundation, and through the generous support of hundreds of donors and members.
- Photo by Robin Jovanovich