An Interactive installation by Ekaterina Smirnova
light /līt/ noun – quantum phenomenon, electromagnetic radiation, considered as a wave, to which the organs of sight react.
col·or /ˈkələr/ noun - the quality of an object with respect to light reflected by the object, usually determined visually by measurement of hue, saturation, and brightness of the reflected light.
Color can not be seen by the human eye without light. Color IS light.
In this installation I would like to invite you to discover color, using light. With the given flashlight, enter the dark room and find a small universe I have created for you. The flashlight is projecting a very small source of light, you will not be able to see the whole painting at once, only the small sections of it. But you cannot truly understand the whole if you are not looking deeper and focusing on a detail. I am inviting to do just that, study a big painting through its detail. White light, as a quintessence of all the colors, will help to see the few colors I used to create this artwork. Our universe is endless, studying small parts of it helps us step by step to understand it better.
Music by Yamamoto Masakazu (Japan):
"A very small part of something very big"
Use the magnifier to see more detailed crystalline minerals, formed on the painting.
Close up detail. Salt crystals.
52"x40" water media and naturally formed crystals on paper
There was a little dark spot in the night sky, where you will not see a single star. Astronomers decided to see if it is really empty and kept a lens on it for a while. They have discovered that there are thousands of galaxies waiting to be found.
In this painting I used concentrated salt to create unique shapes. Salt crystals were naturally formed and could be easily seen. With a special lighting, crystals glimmer and reflect light with their perfect surface, making an effect of twinkling stars.
Sky's Darkest Spot II. 52"x40"
Sky's Darkest Spot. 52"x40"
Meteor Shower, 70"x52", 2014