Increments: Art Installation Creates Words Using Lightbulbs and Magnifying Glasses


Fri, Sep 14th, 2012 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Website The Creators Project, brings to attention this fabulous project by Ian Burns, where he creates words using light distorted through magnifying glasses.

Burns' works are concerned not only with the images themselves, but also make a playful show of how the images have been rendered. Inspired by the neon signs of Las Vegas' famous strip, Burns created the sculpture series What Might Be, and his follow-up sculpture "In Increments." To spell out words using glare and reflections, Burns created wooden frames and loaded them up with meticulously angled magnifying glasses and light bulbs. After hooking up the lights to a simple timing system, the lights spell out words on the wall. At the flick of a switch, the word "thou" can morph into "anon."



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