All Blog Posts Tagged 'light' (81)

Gorgeous Papercut Light Boxes by Hari & Deepti

As part of this year's SCOPE NY art show, Black Book Gallery presented stunning hand cut paper works by artists Hari & Deepti. The creative couple, based out of Denver, Colorado, each brings to the table different skill sets. Hari, whose full name is Harikrishnan Panicker, is a trained graphic designer and illustrator while Deepti Nair specializes in paper cut art.…

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Added by alice on March 17, 2014 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Visionary Kinetic Light Fixture Changes Its Appearance



Light fixture manufacturer Selux and design studio ART+COM have teamed up to create the Manta Rhei, a visionary light fixture that moves and constantly changes its appearance, bringing to mind the image of a manta ray gliding gracefully through water. The result of the team's exploration of kinetic luminaries, the OLED-based Manta Rhei combines precise lighting control and kinetic movement to…

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Added by Jenny Zhang on March 13, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Incredible Shadow Art by Fabrizio Corneli

The shadow art of Italian artist Fabrizio Corneli is the result of carefully calculated projections of light. Using mathematics to produce each visually compelling and mind-boggling piece of work, Corneli gives life to his seemingly simple, geometric wall extensions with light. He poignantly says, "Light is energy which creates forms.”

When the lights are turned off, the…

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Added by Pinar on January 11, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Shimmering Sun Sculpture Gives Illusion of Warmth in Calgary



Solar Flare is the newest sculptural collaboration by Calgary-based artists Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett that features a dynamic spherical structure mimicking the sun. The shimmering orb has yellow acrylic rods spiking out in every direction like sun rays, simulating a spectacular explosion of light.

Brown tells us that the interactive piece is…

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Added by Pinar on January 5, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Do Ho Suh's New Swirling Chandelier of 42,000 Figures

As far as light sculptures go, this one is truly one of a kind. Visit the newest Louis Vuitton store in the Shinjuku area and you won't be able to miss this incredible chandelier by Korean contemporary artist Do Ho Suh. The stunning artwork called Cause and Effect, first seen on our website…

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Added by alice on January 3, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

12 Most Surreal Light Installations at Lyon's Festival of Lights

Swarm of Red Lanterns in a Forest

The Festival of Lights in Lyon, France (or Fête des Lumières) kicked off on December 6th bringing with it dazzling light displays by artists from around the world. “Every year we ask the artists to propose their concepts based on locations,” explained Jean-François Zurawik, General…

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Added by alice on December 8, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Photographers Beautifully Illuminate the World



Our partners over at National Geographic just created an inspiring new gallery with the photos submitted to their Your Shot community. Called National Geographic Travel's Your Shot Illuminating the World gallery, it contains spectacular, light-filled…

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Added by alice on December 6, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Visitors Interact with Chicago's Mind-Bending Light Projections

How do our eyes perceive color and what kind of illusions can be made with just light? While this fall, New Yorkers have Yayoi Kusama's new mirrored infinity rooms, those living in Chicago have their own mind-bending installations. Art collective…

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Added by alice on November 21, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Ice Climbers on Norway's Colorfully Lit Up Frozen Waterfalls

Talk about a surreal sight! In January 2013, extreme sports photographer Thomas Senf went to Norway with a team of fearless ice climbers to capture the professional athletes against huge walls of ice. What made this project so unique, however, was that the icefalls (or frozen waterfalls) were lit up in stunning colors like blue, orange and green using colored flares and spotlights.

Swiss mountain sports manufacturer Mammut worked with Swiss light artist…

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Added by alice on November 18, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Long Exposure of a Man Shooting Light Out His Chest

Photographer Dennis Calvert strapped a flashlight to his chest and stood as still as he possibly could for a long exposure shot (above) that makes him look like an incredible superhero. The Cullman, Alabama-based artist, who is no stranger to playing with light, used his…

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Added by Pinar on October 30, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

NASA Scientist Recreates Aurora Borealis in a Glass Dome

We may not be able to catch lightning in a bottle, but NASA Langley research scientist Guillame Gronoff is working on encapsulating the various light shows that go on in our atmosphere and other planets. Having built a large glass dome known as Planeterrella with his summer intern Sam Walker (from Letourneau University in Texas), the scientist recreates visual…

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Added by Pinar on August 29, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Spectacular Spectrum of Light in a Birmingham Underpass



Light Rails is a permanent LED light art installation in Birmingham, Alabama by artist Bill FitzGibbons, as funded by the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham's Community Catalyst Fund donors in partnership with REV Birmingham. The spectacular spectrum…

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Added by Pinar on August 6, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

New Voice-Activated Light Show in NYC's Park Avenue Tunnel



Open to pedestrians for the first time in history, the Park Avenue Tunnel welcomes visitors to experience an interactive light and sound installation like no other. Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer has transformed the 1,400 foot long tunnel with 300 theatrical spotlights that create shimmering archways along the tunnel's walls and ceilings. It is called Voice…

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Added by alice on August 4, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Sculpture in Motion Made of 12,000 Translucent Orbs



FLUIDIC is an interactive light art installation for Hyundai’s Advanced Design Center by Berlin-based design studio WHITEvoid. Known as a "sculpture in motion," the piece invites visitors to test its responsive technology which simulates motion through 3D light projection. Made up of 12,000 translucent orbs suspended by nearly invisible strings, the installation has an out-of-this-world,…

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Added by Pinar on July 1, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Recycled Bike Part Chandeliers Cast Spectacular Shadows



Ballroom Luminoso is a public art installation consisting of six sculptural chandeliers created by technologist Joe O'Connell and sculptor Blessing Hancock. Each luminous globe includes a custom designed LED light fixture encased in a spherical cage made of recycled bicycle parts that have been collected from bike co-ops from across the country. The…

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Added by Pinar on June 2, 2013 at 5:11am — No Comments

Magnificent Light Projection on the Sydney Opera House



We just got back from Sydney, Australia where we attended the first few days of the huge winter event there called Vivid Sydney. From May 24 to June 10, the city of Sydney lights up in a festival dedicated to light, music and ideas. Easily one of the highlights of this year's Vivid, which is still going on, was seeing the…

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Added by alice on May 29, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Awesome LED Bike Wheels Plays Animated GIFs

San Francisco-based design company MonkeyLectric has just launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Monkey Light Pro, a bicycle wheel display with the ability to feature motion graphics while you ride. The LED display is said to be compatible with…

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Added by Pinar on May 29, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

New Installation Traps Visitors in Prison of Light

This has got to be one of the trippiest light installations we've ever come across. Isotopes v.2, by Nonotak Studio, is currently on view at the Mapping Festival in Geneva. The catalyst for the project is the now famous city of Fukushima in Japan. Back in 2011, Fukushima's nuclear power plant suffered…

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Added by alice on May 11, 2013 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Individually Painted Strands of Thread Form Solid Figures

Italian artist Alessandro Lupi creates figurative light installations using polyamide threads painted with fluorescent paint for his series titled Fluorescent Densities (or Densita fluorescenti in Italian). Illuminating his installations with a black light, the artist's three-dimensional human forms emerge through the individually painted strands in…

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Added by Pinar on May 1, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Mysterious Glowing Light in a Finland Forest



Finland-based photographer Mikko Lagerstedt recently posted a series of gorgeous photos under the title The Spirit of Winter. Taken in Finland during 2012 and 2013, they're stellar shots that will make you appreciate the vast beauty of nature, especially in the winter.

While many…

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Added by alice on March 11, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

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