Mixed media (acrylic, glass, optical fiber, light source)
Icos is a study of the icosahedron solid; a polyhedron that is created from twenty equilateral triangles. The piece is an expression of Munro’s enduring intrigue for modular repetitive forms of construction. Through his sensitivity to the characteristics of the materials used Munro endeavors to engender a soft edged feel to what are hard edged geometrical forms.
Icos is constructed around a 25cm icosahedron core. The core supports 19 smaller icosahedrons, which are each surrounded by 19 clear glass spheres to create a geometric shape 2.4m in diameter. Illuminated with a cool white LED light source. Light is passed via optical fibres threaded through the individual components terminating as coiled filament in each of the 361 clear glass spheres.