In Faceted Shadows

Lucie Smoker

Always curious about new ways of seeing, I’ve been exploring shadows in my next book. I used to experience 3-d shadows in downtown Houston between skyscrapers at night. They most often appear like the image above, though sometimes they seem to suspend spectral shapes in midair. More recently I enjoyed them in the Chihuly exhibit at the Oklahoma City MOA, but didn’t know what to call them. Here’s a photo I took at one Chihuly (no, I’m not a photographer).

image Art and shadows by Dale Chihuly at OKCMOA; Lousy photo by me

If you look at the spectral imagery on the walls behind the art glass, you get a 2-d version of the 3-d experience I’m trying to describe.

Here’s of a New York sidewalk image by Madelaine DeRose at that is truly a landscape.  Back up a little and fan shapes appear like facets of a gem.


I believe…

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I am an artist, accountant and author living in western New York, transplanted from Denmark, Michigan, Florida, West Virginia, Pennsylvania (in that order!) I love the beauty of the world and sharing it with others through jewelry, photography, digital painting and writing.

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2 comments on “In Faceted Shadows
  1. luciesmoker says:

    Wow, thanks for reposting this.

    Liked by 1 person

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