David Wallace Haskins
Outside Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House at Elmhurst Art Museum
Bridging architecture, sculpture, and painting Skycube brings the full vertical dimension of the sky down to the horizontal space in which we live. Seen at eye level through a square aperture cut into 6,000 pounds of steel, the moving image of the sky is not a digital projection or display, it is the actual three-dimensional sky brought to the pictorial plane.
During the day, atmospheric changes move across Skycube's exterior like a living painting continually recreating itself. Walking up to the work reveals an interior 8 x 8 foot wall appearing as an immersive three-dimensional mural of the sky. Looking down into the cube reveals a framed portrait of the self in the sky.
In the evening, Skycube moves through endless hues of blue until a deep black square emerges, slowly revealing a composition of moving stars and planets.
Skycube sits in conversation with Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House, sharing in it's height and composition of glass, steel, and white Tnemec paint.
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