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Let There Be Light: Light Paintings and Sculptures

      Although light is considered to be rather a practical than an artistic tool, it has some properties which designers can effectively explore in their works. Indeed, light can also be considered as a medium for more powerful and more vivid artistic expression. In fact, many artists and crews make use of it creating quite impressive works of art.

      Although light is considered to be rather a practical than an artistic tool, it has some properties that designers can explore in their works. Indeed, light can also be seen as a medium for more powerful and more vivid artistic expression. In fact, many artists and crews make use of it creating quite impressive works of art.

      In this episode of our Monday Inspiration series we present 50 beautiful examples of light artpaintings, sculptures, drawings and graffiti that were created using light. At the bottom of this post, you will find references to related Flickr pools which contain thousands of further examples of what can be achieved out of creative experiments with light.

      Light Paintings and Light Sculptures

      Sitooterie II The structure is a cube punctured by over 5000 long thin windows that project from all its surfaces and lift it off the ground. As the long thin windows all point at the exact centre of the cube, it only takes a single light source, located at this central point, to send light through every tube, causing the windows to glow orange. A small number of them also project into the cube to form seating. Designed by Heatherwick studio.

      Lightning Photography - Heatherwick studio - Sitooterie II
      Lightning Photography - Heatherwick studio - Sitooterie II

      I am on Fire Light painting by Benegizer.

      Lightning Photography - Nebulous in Blue

      sm_light paint Created by Andrew Thomas.

      Lightning Photography - sm_light paint scott1

      Finding Light

      Lightning Photography - Finding Light - Part 1

      feb light graffiti 011

      Lightning Photography - feb light graffiti 011
      Lightning Photography - feb light graffiti 011

      Light Circles

      Lightning Photography - PA278895.JPG

      Perfect Cicle

      Lightning Photography - Human Bulb

      Human Bulb

      Lightning Photography - Human Bulb

      Tunnel Kevinhooa walks backwards while circling a road flare inside the Oxford tunnel.

      Lightning Photography - Human Bulb

      AntiVJ AntiVJ is funky and creative. The team creates visual experiments, installations and live light visuals. Videos are included.

      Lightning Photography - AntiVJ is a visual label

      So far away

      Lightning Photography - So far away

      Lightmark Light architecture by Cenci Goepel and Jens Warnecke from Hamburg, Germany.

      Lightning Photography - Lightmark | Cenci Goepel and Jens Warnecke | Hamburg | Germany
      Lightning Photography - Lightmark | Cenci Goepel and Jens Warnecke | Hamburg | Germany

      Eric Staller Light drawings and light sculptures created by Eric Staller.

      Lightning Photography - Eric Staller - light drawings
      Lightning Photography - Eric Staller - light drawings
      Lightning Photography - Eric Staller - light drawings
      Lightning Photography - Eric Staller - light drawings
      Lightning Photography - Eric Staller - light drawings

      Spirallight By Robin Carpenter.

      Lightning Photography - Inhabitat » SPIRALIGHT by Robin Carpenter

      Laser Created by Fesan from Norway.

      Lightning Photography - Laser

      Light in the Hall

      Lightning Photography - DSC_0126

      Fluorescent Tunnel

      Lightning Photography - [mb] Fluorescent Tunnel 6

      Light Painting Humanoids Light painting examples by Christopher Hibbert.

      Lightning Photography - Learning Light Painting | Abduzeedo - graphic design | design inspiration | design tutorials
      Lightning Photography - Learning Light Painting | Abduzeedo - graphic design | design inspiration | design tutorials

      Dean Chamberlain

      Lightning Photography - Dean Chamberlain
      Lightning Photography - Dean Chamberlain

      Abstract

      Lightning Photography - Abstract on the Behance Network
      Lightning Photography - Abstract on the Behance Network
      Lightning Photography - Abstract on the Behance Network

      My New Camera!

      Lightning Photography - My New Camera!

      Toby Keller

      Lightning Photography -

      Olho - Light Paint com celular e sony!

      Lightning Photography - Olho - Light Paint com celular e sony!

      Fun with light and robots

      Lightning Photography - fun with light and robots
      Lightning Photography - fun with light and robots

      Feb light graffiti

      Lightning Photography - Flickr Photo Download: feb light graffiti 032

      Lichtfaktor A German design crew which specializes in light graffiti and light drawing.

      Lightning Photography - energie in motion on the Behance Network

      Light River A light painting by Crystal Chroma.

      Lightning Photography - Light River

      Michael Bosanko “We Come In Peace”.

      Lightning Photography - We Come In Peace
      Lightning Photography - We Come In Peace

      Experiments with Light

      Lightning Photography - experimentos para retrato 03

      Santa’s Reindeer - Light Sculpture

      Lightning Photography - Santa's Reindeer - Light Sculpture

      Abstract light painting

      Lightning Photography - IMG_1601

      Breakwater

      Lightning Photography - Breakwater

      Neon Coriolis

      Lightning Photography - Neon Coriolis

      Bow

      Lightning Photography - bow

      Gyrating Quasar Photos created by throwing an old camera around various light sources. A camera toss in front of some lovely blue lights.

      Lightning Photography - Comes from the earth but does not have the weight of a stone

      UVA and the Light Fantastic Some excellent examples of light installations presented by the Creative Review blog.

      Lightning Photography - CR Blog » Blog Archive » UVA and the Light Fantastic
      Lightning Photography - CR Blog » Blog Archive » UVA and the Light Fantastic
      Lightning Photography - CR Blog » Blog Archive » UVA and the Light Fantastic

      Working Late

      Lightning Photography - Working Late

      Fireworks No light art without fireworks, of course… Sky painting at its best.

      Lightning Photography - Working Late
      Lightning Photography - Working Late

      Last Click

      Sprint flashlight Sprint commercial with flashlight animation.

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