In terms of material weight and mass, the light knots are by far the most minimal works in Larry Bell’s oeuvre. They also may be seen as products of Bell’s most improvisational decision-making and technique, an accumulation of lessons in responding to his materials with spontaneity and intuition gleaned in nearly 60 years in the studio. Composed of thin sheets of polyester coated with aluminum and silicon monoxide, which Bell then twists into a knot. Each hanging form retains or changes its shape through gravity acting upon the object’s own surface tension.
The 3DVDs are Light Knots which have been suspended in a specially made plexi-glass vitrine.