Flag (Hudson) 2015 (excerpt 1)
simulation on LED panel in steel artist's frame
15.8 x 15.8 x 6.3 in. / 40 x 40 x 16 cm.
Flag (Hudson) 2015, portrays a small section of the Hudson River near the Chelsea piers in Manhattan as an algorithmic representation. The river colour is represented, alongside buildings and a tree on the riverbank present as reflections. At the centre of the scene a gasoline spill is simulated - accurately refracting the light to create a vivid prismatic patch, endlessly shifting in shape over time. The camera in the work circles this form while the work unfolds over a 365 day solar cycle of night and day. The soft undulation of the waves animates the scene, giving rise to the title of the work. Flag is the first of a series of works that looks at world rivers.