First LED light box

During late Spring 2019, I tried new ways of using lace and light in a way that satisfied some of my key words and followed my initial investigations into darkness and shadow. ​

I bought a wall mounted LED light box (think late night kebab shop illuminated menu board) to explore layering and shadow with a more controlled light source. ​I got very excited when I first set it up, hoping that lighting the lace from behind would reveal new ideas and shapes. ​To diffuse the lights I got some frosted polypropylene from Bonington shop and decided I wanted to have it curved. I draped some lace in front of it…

​ IT DID NOT LOOK GOOD..​.

I was SO disappointed. But I decided to try the lace behind the plastic. It blew my mind ​

The centre image shows the lace in front and behind. You can see that the lace behind the frosting is refracted and has an almost digital quality. ​As you move your perspective, you see the image break and almost glitch

Video shows laser cut lace behind polypropylene sheet