Category Archives: Light Art

Light box Trials

IMG_2308.JPGIMG_2307I made these small boxes as I am interested in how people can access art with sensory impairments. They are 5-5 cm made with wood that I have found around the house. I stuck all the pieces of wood together to make a box using black paper stuck to the inside. Then I drilled holes around the outside of the box to stick fairy lights inside them, these are to benefit people with visual impairments. As this has worked well, in the future I plan to make life size versions of these so people can place them on their heads to gain a full sensory experience.

Light art

With this in mind, I started researching and experimenting what I could achieve with using lights in my art work. For example I came across painters that paint with glowing paint so they can display their paintings in the dark. However, the section of research that really fascinated me was the photographers that use a slow shutter speed to gain light movement at night. With this in mind I bought myself some finger lights and in the dark got someone to move them round at a fast pace whilst I had my camera on a slow shutter speed. I am very happy with this work. My next stage will be thinking of ways to present these for example films or projections on a wall.