The next challenge reveal for our Four-in-Art Group is coming up on November 1st, and I’ve been thinking about the theme and how to interpret it. The year-long theme is Urban, and this challenge is Light, Lighting, Lights. Since we are city- or manmade-based this year, that lets out things like the Northern Lights, moon, sun or stars.
We actually have an art installation here in LA, in the museum of art, titled “Urban Lights,” and it is a series of vintage lampposts ranging from large to small and as early as the 1900s. Scroll quickly through the following photos to see what a magnet this is for Los Angelenos (all taken from Instagram):
And then I went browsing through some of our own photos, gathering scenes where I’d photographed light:
A rainy night in Bologna
Stained glass in Montreal
A government building–I love the different tonalities of light here
I photographed these glass panels a bunch of times, trying for the right exposure and balance
(Montreal Art Museum)
Quebec City doorway
And two light “paintings” by James Turrell. The lower one is actually a doorway you step through into a light-filled room.
I have a lot of thinking to do before I start on this new theme!
6 thoughts on “Thinking About Light”
I can’t imagine what your piece will show us. The post here is so very interesting. I am working on my interpretation of the theme. Just a few more days…..
Check out Lincoln’s newest piece of public art — a glass tower that eventually will be filled with lights — done by Jun Kaneko for one of our downdown redevelopment plazas. Can’t wait for the lighting in December. https://www.google.com/search?q=jun+kaneko+light+tower&es_sm=93&biw=1067&bih=511&tbm=isch&imgil=hOdUntmu6oniXM%253A%253B1qpwZT47TbjUTM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fjournalstar.com%25252Fnews%25252Flocal%25252Fgovt-and-politics%25252Flarge-spire-to-light-up-plaza-at-th-and-p%25252Farticle_03ed7672-67be-5af2-a0f3-ae2508d9e895.html&source=iu&pf=m&fir=hOdUntmu6oniXM%253A%252C1qpwZT47TbjUTM%252C_&usg=__XUO92k0J_MbBMToYA5qYhPq4lkU%3D&ved=0CCcQyjc&ei=oSRFVPPxM-_e8AHJj4HQAg#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=fBIygH8i0HvgyM%253A%3B9MaPwBCvkBX6vM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fbloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com%252Fjournalstar.com%252Fcontent%252Ftncms%252Fassets%252Fv3%252Feditorial%252Fc%252F90%252Fc9090518-0f4e-5591-be27-97445055ab4c%252F5418bc545dafb.image.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fjournalstar.com%252Fnews%252Flocal%252Fkaneko-glass-tower-goes-up-in-downtown-lincoln%252Farticle_9797be97-5a73-57cf-8eea-2873ab9783b7.html%3B410%3B620
My goodness. What great photos!! I’m looking forward to see where you all go with this theme!
Beautiful beautiful lamp posts. I think I’d like to dance around them too.
Whatever you decide will be fabulous
Well Elizabeth, you have your work cut out for you. I know that it will be wonderful…all of your work has been in the past!
You have some wonderful photos on the topic of light. Especially like that blue museum panel shot. I’d love to see the light posts in LA someday too. My idea is quite simple and yet not even started other than pulling fabric.