Daniel Clayman, Dispersion (computer rendering), 2014. Glass and steel cable. H 16, L 32, D 15 ft. rendering: mala merav holtzman
When light passes through a transparent tangible material, it is assigned a mathematical number, called an Abbe Value. This number expresses how much light is distributed as it bends, changes color or pattern and re-characterizes the space around the material. Daniel Clayman, who is best known for creating large-scale works in a variety of materials but especially in glass, knows a great deal about the qualities of light, and has frequently worked with glass in pursuit of works that trap the light within the glass. His newest project, to be unveiled Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Cohen Gallery in Brown University's Granoff Center in Providence, Rhode Island, is entitled Dispersion, and will interact with exterior and interior lighting, natural and manmade, in a unique work of cast and assembled amber glass panels.