The Effect Effect (2010)

Aluminum, 18 x 25 x 18 inches

(one of three)




"Pullen's use of strange geometry disorients the viewer. Made from aluminum, her sculptures are composed of numerous polygonal faces, each missing one plane, which leaves the inside of the structures open to view. These are not familiar shapes. I walked around them, pondering wether or not they were identical, trying to match the faces of one with another; nearly twenty minutes later, I was still unsure. the shapes actually belong to a family of forms known as space-filling polyhedra, unusual gemlike structures that share characteristics with crystals and beams of light. Polyhedra can be interlocked and stacked perfectly to produce a tiles structure, alluding t the beauty underlying a universal order."

Matt Stromberg, Art Practical (January 2010)



The Effect Effect (2010)

aluminum, 25 x 18 x 18 inches

(two of three)





The Effect Effect (2010)

aluminum, 20 x 15 x 15 inches

(three of three)



Aluminum is an active surface. It sweats in the snow. It shifts in hue. It responds to repositioning and light.






Fremont Center (2010), Lucy Pullen



The three aluminum sculptures, like those in the famous engravingt by Albrecht Durer called Melencholia (1514). Like Durer's engraving, a large part of the work is about being held to a mathematical model.



Melencholia (1514), Albrecht Durer