Location: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Completion date: 2021
Artwork budget: $34,998
Artisanal Design Source
: Four wall pieces use many colors of light to evoke romantic, even mystical emotions. They have layers of white reflective sheeting and black plexi “lines” that have colored light behind them. When the lights are off they have black and white forms that are reminiscent of architectural details found in medieval, baroque, and classical architecture, but are undoubtedly contemporary in feel. In darker environments the back lighting has rich and unexpected color combinations that shift the tenor of the works, and the viewers’ perceptions change to a completely different emotional level.
These artworks were designed to overcome the main problem with artworks made with light, the necessity of a dark environment. In any kind of lighting the strength of this work alters the space it is in. In situations with ambient light that wash out the LEDs and their color, their black and reflective white materials form designs that stand on their on. In darker environments the back lighting has rich and unexpected color combinations completely shift the tenor of the works, and the viewers' perceptions shift, and they respond on a more romantic, emotional and spiritual level.
: To create these pieces I first designed them using computer software. I then worked closely with the fabricator who cuts the reflective sheeting and plexiglass, perfecting the files for accurate laser cuts. The LEDs were then added in my studio, and the resulting layers were assembled with custom-made hardware.