My work is in part a natural development in processes, materials and structure. Green Flash is an amalgam of all three: a monumental geodesic sphere from which will radiate eighteen hundred and twenty empty PET bottles. Each bottle will be illuminated by a single fibre optic cable.
Green flashes and green rays are optical phenomena that sometimes occur right after sunset or right before sunrise. They occur because the atmosphere can cause the light from the sun to separate out into different colours. When the conditions are right, a green spot is visible above the upper rim of the disk of the sun. The green appearance usually lasts for no more than a second or two. Sometimes (rarely) the green flash can resemble a green ray shooting up from the sunset (or sunrise) point.
The Green flash has been one of those naturally occurring phenomena (similar to the Aurora Borealis) that captured my attention and imagination as a child. Later, whilst living in Australia in my twenties, I spent many memorable sunsets (and occasional sunrises) attempting to capture the illusive green flash with my camera!
At dawn and dusk one thousand eight hundred and twenty illuminated bottles slowly morph through an array of colours of a rising and setting sun, momentarily flashing a hues of green.