the Light Paintings of Stephen Knapp

Two  falls I visited the Hyde Museum in Glenn Falls, New York.  What a delightful seduction awaited me: the light paintings of Stephen Knapp. These consist of various shapes of glass slabs, two suffused together with a thin layer of color between.  The are affixed on the wall directly or on panels and a single source of light is beamed through them to create mysterious images of overlapping colors, shapes, even textures.

We tend to think of light as the white light that beams from light bulbs or the warm sunlight.  Here light takes on a sculptural role in creating vistas and images of sheer beauty.

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