Produced in Brooklyn in early 2020, The Monolith Series references cinematic forms in sci-fi narratives - think the opening scene of 2001: A Space Odyssey - while also pulling from the neon aesthetic in the scenic designs of Blade Runner and Tron. I’ve observed a renewed interest in these motifs from contemporary digital artists and cinematic renderers, depicting monoliths in surreal, cyber-fantasy landscapes.
Enjoying this narrative, I’ve named each piece after one of Saturn’s moons where the sculptures could have been found, as if they were relics from a long-gone civilization scattered across these different places to increase chances of survival, the only remnants of their world.
The mediums of neon and stone carry and communicate this ethereal epilogue as they are not commonly found together terrestrially. The glow from the noble gas illuminates the minerality within the stones, as swirls of interstellar matter.