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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Celtic Fairies, Fables, and Folklore! Bestselling author (top #100 Amazon Canada, #1 in Paranormal Fantasy, Amazon Canada) Christy Nicholas, also known as Green Dragon, is an author, artist and accountant. After she failed to become an airline pilot, she quit her ceaseless pursuit of careers that begin with 'A', and decided to concentrate on her writing. Since she has Project Completion Disorder, she is one of the few authors with NO unfinished novels. Christy has her hands in many crafts, including digital art, beaded jewelry, writing, and photography. In real life, she's a CPA, but having grown up with art all around her (her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother are/were all artists), it sort of infected her, as it were. She wants to expose the incredible beauty in this world, hidden beneath the everyday grime of familiarity and habit, and share it with others. She uses characters out of time and places infused with magic and myth. Combine this love of beauty with a bit of financial sense and you get an art business. She does local art and craft shows, as well as sending her art to various science fiction conventions throughout the country and abroad. Facebook: Homepage: Blog: Twitter:

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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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