James Russell Rolling Reflections, 2019
16 modular mesh cubes, ranging in size from 500 mm sq. to 2000 mm sq
Rolling Reflections is an abstract representation of tumbling rubble. It uses reflection, repetition and scale to maximize its engagement with its viewers. It draws inspiration from its seaside location and the countless volcanoes throughout Auckland.
The cubes are built from layers of steel mesh creating a 3-dimension mesh grid. This grid creates forever changing views, patterns and shapes. The mesh cubes are static objects, but as viewers navigate through the field of mesh cubes, the changing views, patterns and shapes creates the illusion as if the cubes are tumbling down the hillside.
The cubes are galvanized and then treated with a reflected paint adding another layer to the work. The cubes will shimmer and reflect the sun, enhancing the illusion that these static objects are of tumbling down the hillside.