Flown is an illuminated geometric light installation animated with delicate patterns of programmed movement. It appears as an ephemeral cloud-like structure that has drifted to ground and we are immersed in it at a molecular level, watching light refracting through its cells.
In 2016 Flown won the Lumen Global Digital Arts Prize Sculpture and 3D Award and the Art CHI Exhibition First Prize, San Jose, California
Flown was developed through a drawing process originating from the work ‘Shaken’, (pencil on paper, 2015). This drawing was made using a set of construction rules used in repetition to generate a texture. The artist uses drawing as a method of conceptualising the work and evolving the physical structures. Flown is a direct extension of this instinctive drawing process and has the live quality of a spontaneous drawing that has been rendered three dimensionally on a very large scale.
Flown is an extendable sculptural form constructed with interlocking shapes made from acrylic hand folded by the artist.Each piece is unique. It currently contains over 800 individual pieces that can be re-configured to fit many different spaces. It has been shown in both gallery and public settings in a range of scales. The original work was made over a six-month period through an intuitive drawing and model-making process, and the construction of the individual acrylic forms was a daily meditative practice.