‘Light meter’ sculpture by Jon Thomas. The piece was produced in my studio as part of my ‘experiments with light’ project. Which formed part of the development work for my new edge-lit LED lighting collection. I am fascinated with light and how it interacts with parallel lines.
The acrylic light meter sculpture was constructed to test how light behaved whilst passing through layers of acrylic. I tested it in natural light and used it to record levels of light. It formed a very important part of my experimentation. The sculpture helped me to understand how different sheet spacing effected colour & transparency of an object. For my edge-lit lighting sculptures it was important to give them solidity. I wanted each design to have the same presence as a solid object. And by stacking multiple sheets I managed to recreate this aesthetic. Solidity is achieved by spacing sheets at a 90 degree angle on the outside of the sculpture.
The piece is quite beautiful in its own right. So I have decided to place it in its own ‘sculpture’ category. I will en-devour to create more sculptures based on this technique as they are important parts of my development. This piece stands or can be wall mounted, it has 3 solid threaded brass bars running through it.
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“Light meter” Experiments with light, 2017 – 1/1 – blue acrylic, brass
525 mm x 455 mm x 80mm – signed
(View development models for this piece on our Instagram page)
- Design Jon Thomas
- Made in Great Britain