When we created this blog, we left out a huge piece of our lives in hopes of eventually blogging about it. In the past few weeks, we have come to realize that this “thing” needs more than just a blog post, it needs a whole website. So, in light of that news, we have updated our blog. Half of it is focused on the sunrise goal, and the other half is focused on the Sunrise Cube.
What is the Sunrise Cube, you ask?
Well, we have new links at the top that explain what it is and its purpose. Please feel free to look around as we update the website. I’ll explain it here, too.
Chase started working on the Sunrise Cube in January of 2012. He had a whole class devoted to the art of light, and his semester-long project was to created something based on his sunrise goal. I had the opportunity to be well into dating him at the time so I watched the project turn from an idea on a page to a giant art project taking up half of his living room.
Honestly (and I’m sure I’m biased, but whatever), this is one of the most powerful art pieces I have ever encountered. I use to look at the whole art world pretty negatively. It seemed to me that most artists and the art that I saw either had extremely dark and depressing themes or the theme was so abstract that nothing made sense. This cube, to me, is one of the first art sculptures I’ve ever seen where the message is not only a positive one, but also one that most people can understand. The cube is a symbolization of happiness and light. When watching the actual Sunrise Cube performance, themes of choices, overcoming adversity, and sharing light are shared with us.
The cube itself is interactive. The first night Chase set it up, I remember, sitting in the cube, listening to music and slowly moving the sheet around to create my own visuals. It is a mesmerizing experience, and allows for one to sit in peace and think. And then, a friend of ours named Maggie, had the sudden urge to dance. She stood in between the projector and screen and let herself go. Her movements and the beauty it created heightened the Sunrise Cube experience to a completely different level. The following video is from that night.
This summer, Chase, Maggie, her husband Zach and I will be taking the cube around Florida to present it as a performance piece with dance and music. We are so excited to share it, as we have been working so hard on it. Hopefully, if this tour is successful, we will go around the United States. Let us know if you would like to see the cube in your area.
If you have any questions or ideas regarding the cube, feel free to contact us.