"Dagger" by Christopher Owen Nelson
"This body of work I have focused on stripping away any representational elements or forms. Peeling away layers of disguise and pretension. The marriage of solid colors with a sculpted, lustrous façade, transform these pieces into undulating mirrors, creating kaleidoscopic reflections of everything and everyone in its presence. As surroundings and even the viewer become a part of the work, it begins to exist as an example of harmony."
Nelson's 'Expanse' Series is most sublime. The viewer's connection is instantaneous but the works greatest gifts come with time and attention... Transforming through the day into the night, taking on different tones and reacting stunningly to any and every light. The space around the art transforms with the reflective quality of the work bouncing light and shadow. The reflective qualities of DAGGER particularly is quite amazing. You can see light cast everywhere and objects appearing and disappearing depending on how the piece is exposed to natural and artificial sources of light.. It's a piece of Art you will discover over and over again. Nelson won the Cambridge University Art prize in 2016 with this body of work.
See "Cloak" for a striking companion piece.