Working on a small cube sculpture, I wondered what it would be like to be inside the cube or any glass structure, looking out. My mind is never far from the application of stained glass to sculpture in the landscape. I mentioned this to my son and he suggested the pyramid as a simple geometric form that would sit well in the landscape. In that moment I could almost see a glass pyramid as an architectural sculpture. It could be illuminated at night!
A colored glass pyramid is the ultimate contrast to darkness and mystery. It will manifest the light-animated transparency so essential to modern life — the enhancement of civilization, not death. It may be experienced by the public, who need no religious or aesthetic indoctrination. Their only need is a child’s delight in colored glass.
Sculpture doesn’t sit passively nailed to the wall. It demands interaction, blocks your view, occupies real estate.