Top Hat Manifold Effect, 2011
aluminum, flocking, quill body, 13" x 18" x 14"
This sculpture, in two parts, uses the symbol of the rabbit as a magical gimmick. In one part of the sculpture the rabbit appears to be jumping into a black hole—in the other half it is jumping out. The concept specifically uses the flat ellipse of the magician’s top hat as a plane that the rabbit is able to magically penetrate (it’s ability to appear from or disappear into a space that visually seems impossible), while also using a broader notion of physics wormhole theory (a topological shortcut through space-time).