glass tubes of straight lines and partial circles of Donna Impaled
as a Constellation act as intersecting lines connecting stars.
The varied intensities of light which Lakich produces through combining the
pale shades of krypton and argon gases and the hot colors of neon, argon with
mercury and helium seems to set the viewer at a remote distance from the sculpture
while simultaaneously pulling one into it.
Nicholas Moufarrege described the effect in Arts
Magazine: "Lakich insists on the elusive attraction that draws the
viewer to the neon. The light shines into the space between the work and the
viewer and bridges the gap. Her pieces are yet another extended embrace, magical
and mysterious, their love spans mobile moment in time; like the lights of
distant stars, they shine even when night is done."
AS A CONSTELLATION, 1983
Aluminum, copper, brass; argon, argon with mercury, neon, helium, krypton
gases in glass tubing, neon crackle tube. 100
x 66 x 10 in. (254 x 168 x 25 cm)
and muse Donna Tracy.