This is Colin Day’s video for Anthony Michael Sneed’s Grand Illusion at Shooting Gallery does a terrific job of showing Sneed’s moving sculpture in action. The sculpture responds to viewers walking by using motion sensors installed within the sixteen foot wooden body. Watch Sneed demonstrate the full movement of the piece and also see the rest of the Grand Illusion paintings in the video below, made with music produced by Sneed himself:
Inspiration is a compelling force for Sneed, who pulls from a long list of influences for the pieces featured in Grand Illusion. By reexamining his own points of reference (including everything from coloring contests – to growing up surrounded by architectural references, courtesy of his mother), he’s able to condense things to their most solid form, reverting to the beginnings of his connection to color and pattern. Straightforward in their form, bold, bright, and highly graphic, with just the right amount of painterly illusion – the pieces are Sneed’s most current iteration of his color theory exploration.