‘Premonitions’ is a 100 foot long stainless steel structure that can be set within any type of outdoor environment. From a distance, the mirrored stainless steel allows the work to disappear into the environment around it while remaining an impressive architectural element within it. The distorted reflections within the tunnel transform the surrounding space like a fun-house mirror, playing with perspective and scale against the outside environment. Changes in weather, time of day, and season also give the work a dynamic quality as each of these changes is literally reacted on the face of the structure and inside it. The structure as a tunnel was inspired by the concept of the intersection of architecture, sculpture and painting, though its open construction suggests a more nuanced experience of both the work itself and the environment around it. Moving through a tunnel is a linear experience and spatial narrative. This particular tunnel, however, blurs the boundaries between inside and outside. ‘Premonitions’ is a self-enacting text that gives the viewer an opportunity to move from one point of a narrative to another, and meditate on the entwinement of beginnings, ends, and anticipation.
‘Premonitions’ is a collaboration with artist Bruce Pearson and architect Christina Papalexandri.