Artist Statement

Gnomon II is a sculpture designed to continue Jensen’s exploration of light and shadow pattern generation. It is based on a series of photographs that turn building facades into a geometric pattern of shapes defined by light and shadow. The viewer is critical to to the piece, since their position, relative to the sculpture and combined with the direction and quality of the sunlight, creates the appearance of the piece.

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Artist Bio

A native of Huntsville, Alabama, Mike Jensen has lived in Atlanta since 1984. He received his BFA degree from the Atlanta College of Art in 1987 and has since had the privilege of working for a variety of galleries, museums and artists. Jensen’s fine-art photographs have been exhibited many times, but he has become more interested in creating public works of art, particularly sculpture.