π & Other Forms of Transparency, 1999
π : The 16th letter in the Greek alphabet
The transcendental number 3.14159 representing the ratio of the
circumference to the diameter of a circle and appearing as a constant in a wide range of mathematical problems.
Infinite: Having no boundaries or limits
Immeasurable, unlimited, existing beyond
No known beginning and no end
Translucent: To shine through
Experiment: ‘Experiri’ – to try
A test made to demonstrate a known truth
To examine the validity of a hypothesis
To determine the efficacy of something previously untried
Examples: light bulb, telescope, magnifying glass,
sand, crystals, microscope slide,
lantern, glass eyes, test tube,
mica, eye glasses, window,
lenses, slides, fish tank,
mirror, gems, scientific vessels,
jar, marbles, x-mas ornament,
bottles, windshield, watches
Even sand is a form of glass. Sand and silicates culled from the mineral world can be transformed into changeable molten lava, a magical substance that doesn’t crystallize when solid and can be shaped when heated. Glass connotes fragility and beauty of a transitory nature. Making art is a process of transforming the available materials into their infinite reincarnations. As a discreet medium, glass is an expansive form for revealing the internal imagination; a window for looking through, one’s vision altered by the very experience of seeing. During this obsessive and repetitive artistic exploration, the ‘life force’ of glass becomes a portent pod under an ever-changing lens.
“Subtle Bodies of the Chakras”
©DiDomenico Studio 2001
The chakra work is an interactive installation.
One can spin each chakra wheel, thereby mirroring the color,
concept and subtle nature of each body energy-center.
Following are some examples that show the interactive nature of this work:
- Each chakra wheel has the corresponding number of
petals according to Hindu spiritual symbolism, from
4 to 1000, each petal hand cut from mica.
- The wheels also have a corresponding color and theme
( ie . red roots, yellow butterfly wings , etc. )
- To fully involve all the senses, the throat chakra is made
so that when you spin it, the material inside moves through
the test tubes and makes a noise.
- The heart chakra has a pinkish light inside the wheel that
makes the whole chakra glow.