Inspiration (footnote two)
The work of James Turrell is something that really helped me to develop my work, and was a key turning point for me in my experimentation. His work is so bold and bright it was really quite a contrast between my images in which I’d been looking into the subtle areas of light that interested me once projected onto the wall. Working mainly in black and white, I’d found my work to become quite repetitive and I learned there was only so much I could do with the small barn-door lamp: this piece of art by James Turrell is what really interested me and encouraged me to begin to work with solid shapes obstructing the light’s path and creating new effects on the projection space such as colour.
The harsh, white triangular shape in the centre of the image was intriguing, and something that I picked up on was not the shape it’s self, but was the reflection of the light that seemed to break down the contrast between the white and green. Another reason I feel I connected with this image was due to the space in which the piece is installed – it seemed to be similar to the space in which I was working in which made me realise that the studios has so much potential and that I could not only use the project space more effectively, but I could use different areas in the studios, all of which could give my work a totally different meaning.
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