Alyson Shotz – Colour Shift

Alyson Shotz - an installation

Alyson Shotz is an installation artist born in Glendale, Arizona. Currently she lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from the University of Washington. Alyson creates sculptural installations which reveal her investigation of scientific concepts and theories.  She is interested in the principles of physics, as well as the interaction between technology and the environment. Dichroic acrylic, one of her favourite materials, allows her to introduce colour into the structure as a “physical part of the material.” Dichroic film transmits certain wavelengths of light while reflecting others which causes the colour shift. It is a similar phenomenon to what is seen on peacock feathers or dragonfly wings.  “I’m interested in making objects that change infinitely, depending on their surroundings,” she says.

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