Lightboxes
Lightboxes

Properties of Light

This project explored the properties of light including the way it travels through space; creates shadows depending on the materials it is hitting or passing through; and evokes emotion through shape, color, density and brightness.

The task was to build three black cubical boxes with one translucent side serving as a screen and manipulate the light using various materials, with the intent of creating a graphic projection of the assigned phenomena on the screen, including Buoyancy, Compression, Calm, Energy, Jittery, etc. I chose to illustrate Float, Grotesque, and Decay.

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Float

Materials used: foamboard, Tyvek envelopes, aluminum foil, light kit, tracing paper (screen)
Light source: compact fluorescent lamp

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Grotesque

Materials used: foamboard, thick red paper,plastic cup, CD tower cover, plastic pompon, light kit with aluminum shade, tracing paper (screen)
Light source: incandescent spot light

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Decay

Materials used: foamboard, tracing paper soaked in tea, craft paper, light kit with aluminum shade, tracing paper (screen)
Light source: incandescent lamp