Colorfield -- with Nicole Whelan
steel, wood, aluminum,
vinyl rope, cable
170' x 90' x 21'
For Sculpture Key West, Mike Ross and Nicole Whelan created an interactive sculpture from simple construction materials. Multiple participants could use ropes and pulleys to simultaneously control the movements of the panels in the air and their hued shadows on the ground. The sculpture, which grew from Ross’s research in emergent phenomena, acts as a canvas for a collaborative painting of light and color. Colorfield won the Grand Esplanade Award (first prize), and was featured on the cover of the show catalog and in Art in America.