Rosol’s forms—faceted like futuristic gemstones—are designed to maximize light, show off its myriad features, and captivate the viewer in an infinitely reflective and always evolving place. Rosol begins his architectural sculptures by cutting blocks of flawless clear crystal and finishing the various sides with differing textures. Polishing creates ice-like surfaces while sandblasting results in a softer opaqueness. Areas of the glass are tinged with veneers of color that seem more prismatic illusion than real pigmentation. Finally, the parts are assembled in bifurcated geometric forms whose angles, intersections, and planes emanate with light and color.
The magic of Rosol’s work is the ultimately harmonious feeling of balance it provides: of light and dark, hard and soft, reality and perception, tension and ease, and solidity and ethereality. From certain perspectives the sculptures may appear as mere figments of light’s imagination, but they are in fact the material creations of a master of his craft.