Sky Shade, 2016
wood, canvas shade, fluorescent tubes
45 x 60 x 8 inches
Having seen an early body of Green's work, I was surprised by this particular piece. I was also surprised with how much it resonated with something I had made and shown myself in 2012 (see here). Assuming no relation other than happenstance, it occurred to me in viewing Green's version of a similar idea that while I was thinking about an architectural top line, a light valance, I just as easily could have been thinking about blinds. I like the blind metaphor better. It fits better with the arc of my vision. Whether shade or blind or valance, certainly how vision relates to architectural features is worth considering, especially if one is willing to allow human body and architectural body to commingle, even if conceptually. In this work, the window illusion seems obvious and fixed.