“Are not gross bodies and light convertible into one another; and may not bodies receive much of their activity from the particles of light which enter into their composition? The changing of bodies into light, and light into bodies, is very conformable to the course of Nature, which seems delighted with transmutations.” – Isaac Newton
Standing by the words of Newton, and the impartial sustenance that light provides to aesthetic, displeasure and everything in the visual order, The Light Painter invites the public to create their own art with light and its constituent colours as their medium.
I designed and built the installation in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Astrophysics and Indian Institute of Science. It was exhibited at the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium Bangalore, during the Kalpaneya Yatre 2010, commemorating the International Year of Astronomy.