Tom Wilkinson's Light Wave at the inaugural International Contemporary Art Exhibition at the new Jeju Museum of Art in South Korea.
Wilkinson’s kinetic sculptures draw inspiration from astronomy and metaphysics, reflecting the constant motions, cyclical patterns and kinetic energies that are universally present in our surroundings and the patterns made.
In Light Wave he investigates the ambiguous nature of matter; the glass appears to be liquid, inviting us to reflect on the paradoxical nature of glass, until recently thought to be a liquid, but now classified as an amorphous solid. The wave that ripples across the surface of Light Wave is a true sine-wave. Gravity and kinetic energy operate in a state of equilibrium so that the blades of glass, weighing a quarter of a ton, can be set in motion by a mere hundred watt motor, the consumption of an average household light-bulb.