Light as a medium is very much alive. By taking light and shining it on different materials, it makes those materials come alive. In my art, I shine lignt from light emitting diodes (LED's) in different directions on different materials. The light is reflected off in different patterns as the viewer looks at the object from different angles.
My modular and easy-to-assemble light art sculptures are from an idea that
someone has suggested to me which will enable me to bring a large sculpture
to a party without having to use a large case.
This sculpture, which is about 3 feet wide and 2 feet high, can be dis-assembled
and easily fit into a small suitcase which I can easily carry on public transit
or a bicycle.
I am also learning how to integrate micro-sandblasting and glass engraving,
along with metal art using a wide variety of found objects into an integrated
sculpture. This sculpture uses one hundred percent recycled materials which
I have brought to new life.
My light art bicycle is now completed!
All the links under the bicycle gallery below are new!
Or Click Here for Bicycle Light Art!
Or click here for the YouTube Video on my Bicycle Light Art
As a light artist, I feel that it is my obligation to allow only the light's interaction with the medium of the piece of art to show and not to let the source of light itself to show. Whether it be glass that is engraved; artfully ground stainless steel; or natural quartz crystals; I want to have the light appear to come from deep within the media and not from the LED itself.
For those of you who live in the Portland, Oregon area; I do wear these out and about. The places that I commonly wear these pieces are at OMSI After Dark; Portland Gay Mens Chorus Concerts; events with the Radical Faeries; some events at the Q Center; as well as riding my art bike in the evening after dark.
Gifts and things that are of interest for my family are
By requst of many people who I know, I have begun a new era of lighted clothing with integrated steel and glass jewelry. This is my first garment with jewelry.
This steel sculpture necklace was made on commission for a PBS tv station auction. The colors on the corners of the pentacle symbolize (starting from the left) yellor for air, violet for spirit, blue for water, red for fire, and green for earth. This symbol is used in rituals by ancient (pre-Christian) religions.
The blue, green, and black wook coat you see was done ad hoc using only a very rough pattern of a double brested trench coat.