What is Sculpture?
More importantly, what is Light Sculpture?
My definition of Light Sculpture is something where lighting becomes or creates an object. I have always created sculptures with light, but I never really identified it as an art form. In early 2008, I was approached by Catriona Hutchinson, the curator of the 2008 Proud Student Art Exhibition, and asked to submit a piece of my work. I had designed some Dan Flavin-esk lighting for an end of year party in December 2007 (CFI Trendsetting Party) that Catriona had attended. She had noticed my work at this party, and she urged me to submit an installation to the exhibition. I had been playing with light sculpture since that party, in particular fluroscent tubes and dichric lamps, and had sketched some basic layouts. I took inspiration for a lot of my work from an american minimalist artist by the name of Dan Flavin. He worked only with commercially available fluroscent tubes. This is where my work on light sculpture began. See below for a listing of my creations and photos.
“Untitled” by Geordie Barker – Winner “Best Sculpture” Pround 2008, Margret Lawrence Gallery – 2008
Hayloft Series by Geordie Barker – Hayloft Project, Kindred Studios, Footscray – 2008
“Planting Bulbs” by Geordie Barker and Karen Hadfield, Big West Arts Festival, Footscray Community Arts Centre – 2007
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