LIGHTSCAPES / ART

FIELDS:Fine Arts
Info
Statistics
Created: 03/24/13
Last Edited: 06/10/13
5477
622
5
Description
Lightscapes takes it’s inspiration both from images of some of the world’s most significant cities shot from a nasa satellite and from seeing cities illuminated. When viewed from a distance, the light emitted by the city flickers as it passes through the atmosphere, like stars in the night sky.

The work is not scientific in its approach, but experiential. As the observer views the cities from different angles, the perspectives change, shifting between the recognisable shapes of the cities, defined by the illumination that they emit and the abstract flickering images which this creates. The impact of human industry is visible; the work captures a contemporary, transient vision of earth which is different from it’s past and will inevitably change.

The work engages with the issue of light pollution, but is intended to be observational, encouraging the viewer to experience the beauty of the lightscape simultaneously with the uncomfortable recognition of the uncertainty of the future.
  • Lightscapes illustrates glowing cities at night through the medium of pin pricking holes in card. The holes are illuminated by lights in box frames. 
  • MONTREAL / CANADA
  • HOUSTON / TEXAS
  • MADRID / SPAIN
  • LONDON / ENGLAND
  • SAO PAULO / BRAZIL
  • ANTWERP / BELGIUM
  • EL PASO / TEXAS
  • CAIRO / EGYPT
  • ABU DHABI / UAE
  • SEOUL / SOUTH KOREA
  • HONG KONG / CHINA
  • LOS ANGELES / CALIFORNIA
  • RIYADH / SAUDI ARABIA
  • TOKYO BAY / JAPAN
  • CHICAGO / ILLINOIS
  • LAS VEGAS / NEVADA
  • Lightscapes takes it’s inspiration both from images of some of the world’s most significant cities shot from a nasa satellite and from seeing cities illuminated. When viewed from a distance, the light emitted by the city flickers as it passes through the atmosphere, like stars in the night sky.
     
    The work is not scientific in its approach, but experiential. As the observer views the cities from different angles, the perspectives change, shifting between the recognisable shapes of the cities, defined by the illumination that they emit and the abstract flickering images which this creates. The impact of human industry is visible; the work captures a contemporary, transient vision of earth which is different from it’s past and will inevitably change.
     
    The work engages with the issue of light pollution, but is intended to be observational, encouraging the viewer to experience the beauty of the lightscape simultaneously with the uncomfortable recognition of the uncertainty of the future.
  • I APPRECIATE IT IF YOU APPRECIATE IT.

Discuss This Project: ( Comments)

You must to join the conversation.