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Light Geometry: Shadow Cube Casts Patterns on Gallery Walls

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 ...
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A Lifetime of Sculptures Play with Light and Shadow

What only look like sculptural piles of rubbish become fascinating studies in light and shadow when illuminated from just the right angle. The work of dutch artist Diet Wiegman, each sculpture is built with a precision at odds with the ...
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Vintage Instructions: Hand Shadows Create Animals

It’s hard to say when making figures using the shadows of our hands started, but it probably originated on the walls of caves lit by the dancing flames of an ancient fire. Through the ages, the art shadow puppetry progressed ...
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Surreal Shadow Photography Plays with Pattern

Russian photographer and artist Alexey Bednij creates images that make one look twice. Manipulating the shadows of subjects in black and white his works create a serene yet slightly confusing image which draws the viewer in to explore the photograph ...
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Origami Paper Creates Surprising Shadows

We all know that origami paper can be used to create beautiful cranes and other animals, but Kumi Yamashima is now using it to create shadow art. The artist folds the edges of the paper in such a way that ...
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These Aren’t Photos: Hyper-Realistic City Paintings

It’s hard to believe, even on the second or third glance, but these images aren’t photographs: they are actually amazingly realistic paintings by artist Nathan Walsh. Almost everything about these large scale works serves to deceive our eye into thinking ...
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Illusion Typography: Object Shadows Create Sentences

When artist Fred Eerdekens sees objects, he doesn’t just observe their form, but also the form which they can create. His highly unique sculptures use everyday objects like cereal boxes, bits of wire and even bushes, to make carefully planned ...
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Light Sculptures Play With Shadow & Reflection

Over a lifetime of experimenting with glass and light, Sydney Cash has perfected the art of shadow and reflection. His “Light Sculptures” use shelves of mirrored glass to both reflect and shadow crisp patterns upon the surfaces surrounding. Check out ...