Mark Allyn Artistic Journal

Jewelry, Clothing and Light Artist in Portland, Oregon

Youtube Videos

The Light Art Museum on a Bicycle
Shirlock Holms And Leonardo Da Vinci
Mark Allyn Pole Dancing In Leonardo Da Vinci Last supper
Jesus Christ And Abraham Lincoln Getting Married
Mark Allyn's Light Art Outfit for Formal Gala

Constantly Learning Light Artist

I have been fascinated with light ever since I received a toy flashlight for Christmas when I was a child. Little did I know then that a career in performing art with light was born.

Light art is art that uses light itself as a medium, along with other media such as glass, steel, quartz, fiber optics, and clear plastic.

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.

This is an eternal learning process. I have been creating light art sculptures and jewelry for six years, yet I feel that I am only just beginning to learn.

There are very few others who do this type of art; perhaps no one else in the Northwest U.S. Therefore, I have no mentors or teachers except for myself.

For those of you who want a conversation piece, this is a sculpture of myself pole dancing at The Last Supper.

If you click on this image, you can see more detailed images of this light art sculpture.


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.

My light art bicycle is now completed!

All the links under the bicycle gallery below are new!

Or Click Here for 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 here

Links to Galleries

Mark Allyn At The Last Supper

Light Art and Sculpture

Bicycle Lighting & Art

Lighted Clothing

Welded Jewelry & Accessories

Artistic Clothing

Glass Work

Custom Rainwear

Older Bicycle Lighting & Art

If you are interested in knowing how I created the lighting system on my bicycle or how I created my unique lighted raincoats, I have put together a PDF document. It is available Here.

New Era of Bicycle Lighting

Light Art Museum On A Bicycle

Light Art bicycle

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.

Art Deco Suspenders With Engravings of Angels and Doves Preying

Art Deco Suspenders

Earth Wind Fire Water and Spirit

Necklace with steel pentacle on bicycle gear

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.

Artistic Hand Crafted Clothing

Wool Coat
Using only general patterns for mens' clothing, I perform all detailed design on-the-fly as I construct my garments.

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.


Links to Galleries

Mark Allyn At The Last Supper

Light Art and Sculpture

Bicycle Lighting & Art

Lighted Clothing

Welded Jewelry & Accessories

Artistic Clothing

Glass Work

Custom Rainwear

Older Bicycle Lighting & Art

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Copyright (c) by Mark Allyn

All images and material are copyright by Mark Allyn. You may use these for your own non-commerical use only.

You may link to anywhere within this site, however, you may not download any content to use on another webiste without my permission.

Thank you.

Notice on Commissions

Due to the retirement of one of my reliable sources, as well as major time committments; I am unable to accept any commissions for work. This site is here only as documentation to share my artistic work. Thank you for your understanding.
Please contact allyn (at) well.com or (971) 563-7588 for more information