Cypher

2004
Glass rods with steel rim
250 x 250 x 37.5 cm
Edition of 3

In mathematics a cypher describes the logic and quantity of shape and arrangement. The sculpture Cypher adheres to this concept, using mathematical and engineering principles to create an apparently simple, yet structurally complex arrangement. Cypher is composed of glass rods, bound together in a steel belt to form a large disk, kept intact despite the crushing weight of the material. Morgan has in the past described his sculptures as “environmental interventions, objects that aim to reveal the boundaries that exist in our world, philosophically and scientifically.” Morgan’s sculpture achieves this by intervening and interacting with its surroundings to produce diverse and beautiful effects through light that inevitably changes with any subtle variation in weather.

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About The Artist

Through his work Morgan explores various physical phenomena, such as the surface tension of water, or the quality of light passing through glass. As well as small and large–scale glass sculptures, he also makes work as interventions in the landscape. Through his use of glass or other materials Morgan creates a finely balanced hole in the surface of the water at his chosen location, whether it be in a puddle, pond or tidal region, apparently subverting physical laws. This work may be cyclic or transitory, depending on the stability of the water or the tide. Morgan records these as photographs or videos “I am fascinated by the explanations we build around ourselves to account for our own existence and by the interaction of our genetic and cultural inheritance with our own individual experience.”

Tim Morgan

Born: 1970

Other Artworks by Tim Morgan at CASS

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