Spencer Finch
MOON DUST (APOLLO 17)
2009
This hanging light piece represents precisely the chemical composition of moon dust, that was analyzed on the Apollo 17 mission in 1972. Each light bulb stands for a different atom, the smallest ones represent Oxygen and the large bulbs standing for heavier atoms such as Iron and Chromium.

Spencer Finch

MOON DUST (APOLLO 17)

2009

This hanging light piece represents precisely the chemical composition of moon dust, that was analyzed on the Apollo 17 mission in 1972. Each light bulb stands for a different atom, the smallest ones represent Oxygen and the large bulbs standing for heavier atoms such as Iron and Chromium.

Spencer Finch

366 (EMILY DICKINSON’S MIRACULOUS YEAR)
2009
This work is based on the year 1862, Emily Dickinson’s annus mirabilis, when she wrote an amazing 366 poems in 365 days. It is a real-time memorial to that year, which burns for exactly one year. The sculpture is comprised of 366 individual candles arranged in linear sequence, each of which burns for 24 hours. The color of each candle matches a color mentioned in the corresponding poem; poems in which no color is mentioned are made out of natural paraffin.

Spencer Finch

366 (EMILY DICKINSON’S MIRACULOUS YEAR)

2009

This work is based on the year 1862, Emily Dickinson’s annus mirabilis, when she wrote an amazing 366 poems in 365 days. It is a real-time memorial to that year, which burns for exactly one year. The sculpture is comprised of 366 individual candles arranged in linear sequence, each of which burns for 24 hours. The color of each candle matches a color mentioned in the corresponding poem; poems in which no color is mentioned are made out of natural paraffin.

Spencer Finch
PAINTING AIR
2012
Installation at Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design, Providence. More than 100 panels of suspended glass of varying reflectivity refract and distort the the wall mural, which is an abstraction of Monet’s garden at Giverny. Photography by Erik Gould.

Spencer Finch

PAINTING AIR

2012

Installation at Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design, Providence. More than 100 panels of suspended glass of varying reflectivity refract and distort the the wall mural, which is an abstraction of Monet’s garden at Giverny. Photography by Erik Gould.

Spencer Finch
WEST (SUNSET IN MY MOTEL ROOM, MONUMENT VALLEY, JANUARY 26, 2007, 5:36-6:06 PM)
2007
9 channel synchronized video installation with 9 TV monitors. Total running time: 31 minutes 5 seconds. This piece imitates the natural illumination of the fading evening sun by means of the light projected from a group of video monitors reflecting off a white wall. Each of the nine monitors stacked in rows of three, cycles through thirty stills from the film The Searchers, the images dissolving into a new set of stills once a minute.

Spencer Finch

WEST (SUNSET IN MY MOTEL ROOM, MONUMENT VALLEY, JANUARY 26, 2007, 5:36-6:06 PM)

2007

9 channel synchronized video installation with 9 TV monitors. Total running time: 31 minutes 5 seconds. This piece imitates the natural illumination of the fading evening sun by means of the light projected from a group of video monitors reflecting off a white wall. Each of the nine monitors stacked in rows of three, cycles through thirty stills from the film The Searchers, the images dissolving into a new set of stills once a minute.

Spencer Finch
SUNSET (ST. LOUIS, JULY 31, 2008)
2008
Dimensions Variable, Solar powered panels, Soft serve ice cream machine, Ice cream cones, Ice cream. This installation used solar power to generate ice cream the color of the sunset. The five ice cream colors were based on a watercolor study made of the sunset in St. Louis, where the project was installed.

This project has an awesome & thorough website: http://lightproject.pulitzerarts.org/completed-work/spencer-finch/

Spencer Finch

SUNSET (ST. LOUIS, JULY 31, 2008)

2008

Dimensions Variable, Solar powered panels, Soft serve ice cream machine, Ice cream cones, Ice cream. This installation used solar power to generate ice cream the color of the sunset. The five ice cream colors were based on a watercolor study made of the sunset in St. Louis, where the project was installed.

This project has an awesome & thorough website: http://lightproject.pulitzerarts.org/completed-work/spencer-finch/