Fabrizio Corneli's Shadow Art

Fabrizio Corneli says, "Light is energy which creates forms." That neatly summarizes his work. He's an artist in Florence, Italy who creates shadowy outlines mixed with vibrant colors. He does so by shaping custom lamps to project specific images at the proper angles.

This work, for example, is entitled Iperboreo I, which appears to mean "Hyperborean" in Italian. It's a halogen lamp inside copper sheeting. When observed from the front, it looks like a ball of fire. The ancient Greeks believed that the Hyperboreans were a people who lived in a paradise to the far north, beyond the harsh north winds. Perhaps this art installation represents their sunny domain.

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That's awesome. It reminds me a little of a photo I made using a completely unrelated method: I used a cheap plastic magnifying glass in lieu of a proper lens on my camera. The blurry streaks off the back sort of look the same. (that's a mannequin)
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