• Son Luu

    Light and Color


    Class: Light as Medium of Art, Way of Seeing Now

    Instructor: James Clar






    Week 1 Assignment: Use a white light source(s) (can be LED or other) and combine it with a single colored material to create a light effect. Take a picture/video of it, or if you want, bring it into class for presentation and critique.


    My color choice for this assignment is: a yellow shade (234,189,41).


    I started by searching for the colored material that would offer a nice effect with white light. At the store, I found a clear plastic file folder, perfect for creating colored shadows.








    Here are some prototypes before the final product...




    I created 1.5 inches long pockets on a foam board and inserted 1.5 by 1.25 inches squares of color plastic papers to create a simple pattern.




    And then, ... played with a source of white light (from my phone).

    Below are some of the effects I created with once source of white light and tilting the colored paper patterns in different directions and angles.




    What was interesting was that I started to see some other colors appearing depending on the angles... Below we can probably see a shade of green and a shade of greenish yellow instead of pure yellow.



    In the following effects, there are shades of light purple and pink mixed with the yellow clear sheets and the white background.