The Endless DayMaker
Rainbow Hexahedron Sculpture
March 31 – April 16, 2023 at Charlotte SHOUT!
Wells Fargo Plaza | 301 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28282
Charlotte SHOUT Podcast
with Jennifer Moxily of Sunshine Media Network and Queen City Podcast.
TuxedoKat discusses “Endless DayMaker” and the deepest meanings behind it, her experience with Charlotte’s rapid expansion and what’s really going on in Concord.
Medium: Steel, Epoxy, Recycled Glass
The 11’ Endless DayMaker is the larger version of its smaller 13” cousin, originally designed to hang in a window and catch direct sunlight. The Endless DayMaker stands on its own in the open sunlight while illuminating from within at night. The name “DayMaker” came about when TuxedoKat noticed a sense of joy when gazing at the first DayMaker. “The spectrum of colors from the glass dancing in the DayMaker’s slow spin presents me with a moment of stillness. Looking at light through glass has always captivated my imagination.”
The steel structure is the work of Tyler Donia (14) and Ken Helms (80). The triangular panels and process of TuxedoKat’s design are made of epoxy and crushed glass from vases, plates, and bottles collected from thrift stores, recycle bins, and trash cans. TuxedoKat has been developing this panel making process and working with recycled materials since 2008.
a colorful hexahedron that simply makes your day
The dazzle of colorful lights dancing in the contours of glass have the power to captivate and inspire. Its radiating curiosity pulls you in to connect with its texture. As you touch The Endless DayMaker, the energies of heaven, earth, and every color move through your body. You see colors become brighter. A sense of peace growing louder. This closed circuit allowing an endless revolution of joy. When you release, the flow falls away and you depart with your day being made.
The Endless DayMaker was an accepted submission to the call for “Light Sculptures” and granted $10,000 to create and display during the two-week festival. Since the festival’s conclusion on April 16, 2023, the sculpture has been bouncing around different locations and festivals around Concord to expand the number of days made.