Prism Arc VI is part of a new series of sculptures based on color theory and are specifically designed to exploit color as a dynamic and constantly changing play of hues, which vary as the light conditions change every hour of every day. Images of the Prism series sculptures show how the color changes with changing light conditions.
From Billingsley: â€œMy current work is equally divided between large scale fabricated metal sculptures for public sites and smaller scale cast metal sculptures for more intimate spaces. All of my work is abstract, although the inspiration or reference for the work might be the human form, architecture, landscape, pure geometry or the dynamic of color. I use materials as directly as possible and am interested in the inherent qualities of the materials showing in the final work. I am deeply involved in making the work and like to allow the different processes of creating the sculpture to be seen in the work.â€
Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Billinsley has also lived in Texas, Louisiana, Michigan, Wisconsin and Germany. Billingsley received his MFA from University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. He is presently the Professor and co-interim director of the school of Art and Design at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. He has also held teaching positions with School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Department of Art-University of North Carolina-Greensboro, NC.