David Parker
Detail of Axis
Graphite, gold leaf, acrylic, electronics
Installation, 2002
This installation uses architecture and symbol as a means of inviting questions on the nature of self. In a darkened space, a red-edged portal slowly pulses in the dark. A viewer sees her ghostly reflection in the frame, thrown on the golden doorway beyond and backed by the black graphite doorway behind. She thereby apprehends her image in 4 simultaneous contexts: body, energy, gold, and carbon, together drawing an axis of separate yet linked meanings.

This installation uses LED technology. David Parker is also co-curator of "Rays of Light".