Indra's Web

2015

My initial inspiration was to create a star cluster of crystal prisms that refract and reflect light internally from mirrored surfaces. Some of you may be familiar with ‘Indra’s Web’ or ‘Indra’s Net’, a complex system of multifaceted jewels that was used to describe the interconnectedness of the universe in Hindu cosmology. The 50 clear crystal prisms that comprise Indra’s Web contain the negative spaces of prisms with alternating angles that have been gilded internally with silver. Although my piece does not stretch into an infinite number of reflections, my aim was to allude to the reflective plain, inducing self-awareness to our connectedness with each other and cosmology. We are after all, all made from the stars! Cast Crystal / Mirror / Stainless Steel 60" x 60" x 7"