Paper Lights

About this series

Constructing the shots as a diptych with the objects on the bottom of the image and the lights and shadows working the top half of the image. Most artists that work with light and shadow build shapes that are representative of recognizable objects; I’m not interested in those kinds of forms. David Haxton and James Turrrell’s work comes to mind when viewing the lights and shadows interacting with each other in this work. There is a sensual quality of the lights caressing and invading the surfaces it is touching.

Light, shadow, dots:
The lights shining on the paper representations create ben-day dots that mix with the ben-day dots that already make up the paper representations to create a new pattern. This new pattern feels rushed, as well as looking broken, messy, crisp, and corrupt.

The shadows projected by the paper representations are canceling out the lights, and hindering some of the ben-day dots it comes in contact with.

The bed-day dots and black & white imagery with dramatic lighting represent fantasy in a theatrical environment.

Time is represented in the form of the ben-day dots on the surfaces from the lights. The ben-day dots are not fading in the images, but only beginning to form from the light.