Rocks Installation – Experimentation with Light
Posted: March 16, 2015 Filed under: Field, Subject | Tags: lamp light, Lighting Lamp light, natural light
Lamp light – The light of the lamp added a golden glow to the piece that was subtle and effective. It allows the rocks to stay natural but they are enhanced by this light. The positioning of the light on the floor worked best as despite their being no shadows created the effect of uplighting accentuated the atmosphere of the piece. For the degree show, I have decided that this light will work the best and fits within my aim as I want to keep the stones natural, I have steered away from the artificial and the gimmick, therefore the use of bright coloured light is ruled out. This light is a perfect balance between enhancement and keeping it natural.
Light on the ground creating an uplight which adds atmosphere to the piece. No shadows but I think this works well.
Shadows created on the wall when the light was held up higher but this made the string more visible.
use of lamp flaps. By moving these the light is cast in different ways. The lamp i was using is something normally used on the side of stages to create this effect, This light worked really well however the logistics of using this in the degree show might be tricky as it gets very hot. Also I might need a smaller light.
Natural light – By adding blue to the lamp light, natural light in its closest form was created. I liked the use of this. The rocks could be seen it their most natural colour. It was a tough choice between this and the lamp light. This was something I put out to others in my group crit to get their opinion to help me decide. I have now decided the lamp light works best because it gives a subtle enhancement without interference. The natural light is quite dull in comparison.
The purple was even more of a possibility as it gave a blue enhancement to the piece. In reality the purple is not as strong as seen in this photo and the effect of this light worked well. This is still a possibility however I will likely go for a more natural light.
The red was the most dramatic, however it hurt your eyes and standing within the rocks was a horrible experience. i want to let the viewer experience the opposite of this! Also the red completely dulled out the objects. the detail of the rocks was lost in a sea of red. This colour is not going to be used.
Again this colour is too strong. The green was more of a possibility however because it felt a bit alien and surreal however these feelings can be felt without this gimmicky lighting. Green is ruled out.
The yellow didn’t work. Like the red it dulled out the rocks and was too strong. it created an unpleasant atmosphere.