Thermoformed acrylic, citrus dichroic film, a dedo light, a turning mechanism, fishing line, brass eyelets, a speaker and a looped 10-minute soundscape (a recording of the artist playing a rain stick she made and Tibetan bowls).
Jade’s work aims to inspire us to slow down and take time to observe beauty every day. This immersive sculptural installation titled ‘Distant Rays’ is inspired by nature and a memorable myth she was told as a child. Her grandmother Dee explained that the striking rays of light stretching from the sun to the ground are the connection between Heaven and Earth, a cosmic axis.
Later, Jade discovered her grandmother was referring to “crepuscular rays”. This incredible phenomenon often forms at sunset when light travels through broken clouds. The light scatters as it passes through particles in the atmosphere, reflecting blue and green wavelengths while allowing red and yellow hues to pass through. ‘Distant Rays’ is an imagining of what it would feel like to be inside a crepuscular ray.
What do you notice, feel, and observe when you walk beneath and immerse yourself in ‘Distant Rays’?