Intersections, by Anila Quayyum Agha

ArtPrize 2014Intersections,” The Ultimate in 3-D Art 

Intersections is one of the most popular works at ArtPrize 2014. Imagine a square room about forty feet on each side and almost twenty feet high. You step into the room to view a sculpture and are surprised to find the entire room and all the space in it is part of the sculpture. You too are part of the sculpture. The heart of the work by Anila Quayyum Agha is a 6′ 5″ cube of intricate symmetrical designs. The single light at its center illuminates the entire room and casts geometric shadows on the walls, ceiling and floor.I am writing about one fascinating ArtPrize work each day. See all my posts at Observations: ArtPrize 2014.
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Many thoughts came to me standing in that space:Perhaps Islam is wise to use symmetry in its architecture as a sign of the sacred.
Is it possible we all occupy sacred space?
I would enjoy standing here for a long time!

The artist says “My goal is to explore the binaries of public and private, light and shadow, and static and dynamic by relying on the purity and inner symmetry of geometric design, and the interpretation of the cast shadows.”

What do you think of this work?

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