Shard of Light, 2011
“Trace Heavens” is a series of gorgeous light installations by James Nizam. Even though he is a friend of mine I feel I am being completely unbiased when I say these are some of the most beautiful images I’ve ever posted on Booooooom. To create these images James painstakingly made incisions into the structure of a house to capture and manipulate sunlight into light sculptures.
Someone just recently introduced me to this artist, and although I’m not a huge fan of taxidermy, this was too visually stunning to ignore.
I had absolutely no idea how big the models were (for Harry Potter) until seeing this article, Wow!
Ever since the first Harry Potter novel was released almost 15 years ago, children and adults alike have fantasised about visiting its famous boarding school for wizards and witches.
But, as these incredible pictures show, they need to dream no longer.
Whether you show magic ability or not – fans now have the opportunity to get as close to Hogwarts Castle as they are ever likely to get.
This extraordinary model of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is due to go on display for the first time.
There’s a transfixing, mysterious quality to a swarm of birds beating a path across the sky. How do they remain so close without colliding? How do they alter their patterns in response to potential danger? Those questions form the backbone of “Flylight,” an interactive light display by Studio Drift that simulates a flock’s response to intruders.
The installation consists of 180 suspended halogen bulbs equipped with ultrasonic sensors that, when triggered by a viewer’s movements, send an illuminating ripple through the pack. “For us,” the Dutch designers write, “the interesting part is the free will of the flock: Does the group attack the viewers one by one, or will it split up and flee?” They are currently customizing “Flylights” for private houses and public spaces around the world.
This makes me long for a sunny afternoon to lie on the floor and look at the color and dust particles in the light. (Happy place!)
We all interact with the world and our surroundings in unique ways. Irish installation artist Mark Garry is interested in this process of how humans navigate the world. In many of his installations, he uses pins and beads to attach hundreds of tiny threads to the walls and floors of a space, creating very delicate installations that flow with the space and geometry of a room. As one interacts with an installation, the artificial and natural light changes and the at times luminous threads take on a rainbow of tones and colors.
The sense of wonder that comes from seeing a rainbow streaking the sky is brought to life within a small and quiet room. Garry creates a contemplative space where it is possible that each viewer experiences something original, depending on the visual interactions with the threads. He has created a number of site-specific installations, including “Being Here,” “This Is About You,” and “How Soon Is Now.”
See more work @ the Mark Garry at Kerlin Gallery