Beautiful Light

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Morgan Runk

Nick Hutchings

Perceptions Of Space

February 3,2014

"The Beauty Of Light"

Without light, there is a fear of the unknown. While inside a dark space, what one is seeing is distorted. What is it that allows us to adjust to this darkness? Martin Luther King Jr. recollected, "Darkness cannot get rid of darkness only light can do that." (King). Light introduces the mind to a sense of knowing what is going on in the space one is surrounded by. In a room of light fear is limited, because you are able to understand the surroundings. Light however, there are certain forms of light that can leave viewers in a trance. An example of this is a beautiful rainbow after a summer's rain. What if someone told you that the most beautiful and precious material of art was something you saw everyday? Perhaps a fence, glass, or even something you truly take for granted, light.

When light is taken away, seeing any piece of art is useless because without light we are unable to see the beauty of ones creativity.

The Artist Soo Sunny Park uses light and simple resources to make outstanding pieces of art. Imagine one could be immersed in the reflected light of this beautiful bright rainbow. The images of many colors in the space around would be something completely extravagant. How would it feel if you were able to submerge yourself in any bit of art to be a part of that piece that is tangible? There is art that one can be immersed in and it is called installation art; this form of art is when a large space is occupied by sculptures, figures and light and allows the viewer to be surrounded by the masterpiece. In installation art, the beauty is in the...