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Stele and Ostium

Stele and Ostium is by Collin Parson of Arvada, CO.

The titles for the two complementary pieces are: Ostium roughly translating to “opening” and Stele “solid monument.”

The mirrored surfaces reflect the surrounding environment while capturing the viewers themselves. The sculptures are physical objects that disappear into the environment, conceptually referencing time, space and presence.

Working with light and mirror for over a decade, Parsons’ work often plays with time and perception, drawing on the idea of creating a piece that is physically there but perceptually not.

The piece changes with the season and viewers. Parsons cites Robert Irwin in noting: “The intention of a phenomenal art is simply the gift of seeing a little more today than you did yesterday.”

Medium type: Stainless Steel

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