Interactive light installation makes you an instant artist

Artist Chris Fraser lives in Oakland, California and makes unique works of art using light. His most recent exhibit, In Passing, uses light in a very interesting way: Fraser created holes and small gaps in the walls of an art gallery to allow beams of light to trickle into the adjoining rooms, and as visitors place their hands over these gaps, dazzling light formations are created.

Here's Fraser on his work with light:

I would like my work to point back into the world. I spend a lot of time crafting specific situations, framing light in such a way that it reveals a portion of the complex order within the ambient environment. But there is nothing particularly special about the light that enters these works. Echoes of this same order can be found in your home, entering your windows, skirting around furniture, slipping through a crack in the door. I want to call attention to a type of beauty that usually goes unnoticed.

In Passing is on display at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in Portland, Oregon through March 2, 2013. Check it out if you're in the area, and click through the gallery for a taste of what you'll see.

Chris Fraser, via My Modern Met

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