In Horizon Line Patrick used the same palate of chromatic colours he previously used in Strata. Like ‘Strata’, ‘Horizon Line’ set out to change and challenge the surrounding space through an installation comprising 150 painted, 6ft-long wooden poles.
Public participation transformed the process of authorship and control, adding a new dimension of artistic authority. Working directly with the public the piece changed over the installation period. There were three evolutionary stages to ‘Horizon Line’: from horizontal, to vertical, then on to the development of structural compositions. It was in this respect a performance piece that involved the viewer/participant within the sculptural processes of choice and creation, from selecting which poles were lifted to a vertical position to directly influencing the overall composition. ‘Horizon Line’ permitted the viewer/participant to become part of the installation through their negotiation of the space and determining which poles would be moved.