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Half-Solid, Half-Shadow: Moto Waganari 3D Prints Wireframe Sculptures

Monday 10.27.2014 , Posted by
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“I wanted to create something that never existed before. Something that will amaze us because it is not feasible by human hands,” says German artist Moto Waganari. From the realm of 3D printing a new genre of art is emerging, and Waganari’s work is a prime example. Creating wireframe-like sculptures of humans and animals, his final piece is both solid and intangible – designed to interact with light and create a partnering shadow. [Read more…]

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Liter of Light: Bringing Sustainable Light to Developing Communities

Thursday 09.25.2014 , Posted by
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Back in 2011, we covered the organization Liter of Light and their mission to bring sustainable light to the Philippines by using plastic bottles. Now, three years later, it is amazing to see what has been accomplished and where the organization is going next.

While originally launched with a grant from the MyShelter foundation, the main proponent behind the movement has been social entrepreneur Illac Diaz. His approach is simple: instead of importing solar products to bring light, he develops the lights locally so that repairs and replacements become simple. [Read more…]

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Back to Light: Artist Turns Fruit Into Electrochemical Cells for this Fantastic Photo Series

Sunday 05.18.2014 , Posted by
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Remember back to middle school science class when you got to create your own circuit with copper wire, a galvanized nail, and a potato? Well photographer Caleb Charland has put an artistic twist on that old trick by transforming fruit into electrochemical cells. Aside from the awesome illumination, he creatively arranges everything and the wires to create beautiful long exposure photographs. With this series, which Charland calls Back to Light, he hopes to illustrate and initiate conversations about the endless possibilities of alternative and sustainable energy production. [Read more…]

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Light Geometry: Shadow Cube Casts Patterns on Gallery Walls

Monday 02.03.2014 , Posted by
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Light and shadow play upon the walls and ceiling of the room, cast by Anila Quayyum Agha’s new large scale wooden sculpture, called Intersections. The intricately patterned wooden cube contains an interior light-source which illuminates the gallery around it with geometric forms that draw their inspiration from the intersections of culture and religion. [Read more…]

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Stardust: Cosmic Photography Fun With A Flashlight

Saturday 08.17.2013 , Posted by

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Since every human being is composed of materials that were once part of a star, photographer Molly Strohl was inspired to bring this concept to life. Shining a flashlight on her subjects through poked holes, Strohl gives the illusion that stars are twinkling on their faces and bodies. The 20 year old photographer is based in Savannah, GA and has an aesthetic style well beyond her years. [Read more…]

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Surreal Glowing Photography Lightbox Installations

Friday 07.12.2013 , Posted by

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Remember playing with Lite Brite when you were a kid, poking holes through the black paper with colored pins to create dinosaurs and sailboats? Swiss artist Daniele Buetti takes that concept to a whole new level with these beautiful installations. For a series called “Hands”, he beautifully photographed fists and fingers with surreal tints on a black background, then placed the photograph on an aluminium light box. He punctured thousands of holes through the image so that it appears the hands are impossibly holding on to light. See more images from this series on Bizarre Beyond Belief. [Read more…]

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Holographic Sculptures- A Family of Light Beings

Tuesday 04.30.2013 , Posted by

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Inspired by astronomy, quantum physics, scientific theories, and the expansion of consciousness, Roseline de Thélin has been creating art with light for over 15 years. She uses scientific properties of light such as reflection, refraction, conduction, transparency, and refraction to create unique sculptures and installations. This series, called “The Homos Luminosos”, features a family of light beings that represent life, illusion, and mankind’s evolution. She came up with an original technique for using fiber optics, creating large light pieces by edging the fibers. The holographic images seem like they are straight out of a science fiction movie. [Read more…]

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Moving Light Sculptures by Mihoko Ogaki

Sunday 03.17.2013 , Posted by

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Where do we go after we die? Is there an another life after this one? Will we be reborn? Inspired by these ideas of life, death, and rebirth, Japanese artist Mihoko Ogaki has created some amazing works. For the past few years she has created an ongoing series of sculptures that illuminate. The ongoing project is called “Milky Ways” and the pieces were just currently displayed at the MORI YU Gallery in Tokyo. [Read more…]

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Amazing photography of the night sky with light beams

Tuesday 03.05.2013 , Posted by

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Kevin Cooley has become well known among publications for his photography, and he is most well known for his work at night. Initially he following film crews that were using a lot of light and took photos of the sky as it glowed above buildings and houses. As his work continued, he created a series called Nachtfluge. In this project he took long exposure photographs of flying aircraft at night, which then created bizarre stripes and dots in the sky. [Read more…]

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Gravity Light to Help Dark Villages Around the Globe

Tuesday 02.26.2013 , Posted by

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With a growing knowledge of the world’s needs, comes a rising intelligence to better respond to them. It is fairly well known that many areas of the world do not have access to electricity, which prevents them from having quality light at night. The nighttime is lit up by dim kerosene lamps, much like the oil based examples used for thousands of years before the light bulb was invented. Kerosene costs money and with families that don’t have much to begin with, it’s just one more expense they would prefer to do without. [Read more…]

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