Blue Sunrise

Blue Sunrise 
Icelandic morning light, cast mulberry paper, time
Projection mapping
Dimensions: Variable

Blue Sunrise is a type of painting that uses Icelandic light instead of pigment. The light was captured with a video camera pointed towards the sky in Iceland during a sunrise in winter. Over a two-hour period, the sky at this time of year changes from a deep blue quality to white and back to blue. There are only four hours of light during the winter months.

In response to this light cycle, fourteen sections of time throughout the four-hour day were chosen to be layered on top of one another. Using projection mapping software, the captured Icelandic light was mapped onto the slightly convex form made from cast mulberry paper. The work compresses the fourteen different sections of light and time into one visual and temporal plane to form a visual corridor of changing blue light. When viewed, the ephemeral quality of Icelandic winter light can continually be experienced in a single place and time.

Study of a Blue Sunrise 
Acrylic, cast mulberry paper, frosted plexiglass
24” x 24” x 2”

Study of Blue Sunrise is painted from section of the Blue Sunrise video. The composition was made from cast paper and forms a slightly convex shape. This heightens the visual effect seen in the video to the left.

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