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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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