Gino Lorcini, born in England, immigrated to Canada in 1947 after serving in WWII. He studied at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and later taught at McGill University, however, he moved to London, Ontario in 1969 as an artist in residence at Western University. Originally focusing on painting, Lorcini began to move towards three dimensional representations, and intentionally restricted his work to straight-lines, planes, and occasionally angles. When Lorcini began working with aluminum in 1963 it allowed him to express his views on the interdependences of light and reflection. Rather than following structuralism traditionally, creating a piece that is structurally and visually balanced to reflect society, Lorcini works towards simulating nature itself. The featured piece, Beta Rouge II, is meant to be a contemplation on natural light, as the aluminum reflects differently based on the time of day and month, allowing the piece to never be viewed the same way more than once.