How can light convey a tactile sensation?
Modeled by Maddy Profio + Peter Lengel
SKETCHING WITH LIGHT ✨
The IESNYC 2014 Student Lighting Competition – A LIGHT TOUCH – asked students if they could ‘touch with their eyes’ and challenged them to consider how light conveys the sensation of touch.
In response to such an abstract brief, I kicked off the process by creating various rough lighting studies, in hopes of discovering something that captured the theme of the competition.
'Flux' marked a successful end to my exploration, being an elegant and eye catching solution to the brief. The final prototype consists of a hard wood frame holding multiple strips of chipboard and a layer of vellum that combines to filter light with a dimensional quality. The amorphous "pockets" of light collectively paint a captivating visual.