Lofties Rhythmic Rocket - Space Exit (1986)

Wool, mohair, sisal, polypropylene, cotton
240 x 120 cm

Artist's Statement

In conceptualizing the work for the foyer of the Loft Theatre I was influenced by such thoughts and ideas as colour, vibrancy, rhythm in music and dance, rock concerts, youthfulness, space age, the feeling of climbing up to the loft, the concept of an open grid theatre and the overall idea of the Loft Theatre taking off like a rocket.

Stage three: "Space Exit"

The later stages are designed to emphasize the strength and power of the first stage in terms of pure colour together with the idea of jets and smoke and flames, heading out into space and beyond, as well as the abstract idea of a lift with lift cables going through all the floors.