In acknowledgement of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus with its innovative theories of color's physiological and psychological effects I created Wheeling Green, an updated vision of what constitutes a Wheel of Color. The fact that this work can’t be accurately photographed or videotaped highlights the way our mind fills in the gaps in what we see. With just four blades (pointing north, south, east and west) each lined with a row of tiny LEDs, we experience the effect of motion on our perception.
The title of the piece is a play on words. The Urban Dictionary defines wheeling as "flirting but with a bit more commitment.” Green is the word du jour for everything to do with ecological sustainability. The object itself, a fan, is a lowly household object, transformed into a vehicle for displaying art (or advertising, which is what this LED version is originally designed for).
Though the Wheel of Color is a Bauhaus trope, the movement was contemporaneous with Surrealism. Both pushed the boundaries of how we process reality.