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©Louis M. Brill 2016

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Louis M. Brill
Lumia has always fascinated me as a window to a fantastical vista of creatures, landscapes and abstract places whose spaces begged to be visited. My own efforts in this realm began in the 1970s as a student-practioner of New York City's high-tech ghetto of that era embracing the emerging art mediums of the day. I zig-zagged between video tech, multi-media, kinetic art and fine art holography.

All these light art ideas and influences stayed with me in my resettlement in San Francisco. Here these ideas took full bloom as I developed my own Lumia art studio embracing the light as the paintbrush and canvas to present Lumia art as a very evocative and narrative visual presence. In exploring this light form, I learned Lumia can be conjured up, controlled and manipulated through directed artistic intentions.

I have worked with Lumia art in many forms, mostly by building custom Lumia light projectors whose animated presence has graced many a screen. There have been many Lumia shows in public settings at odd moments as "atmospheric lighting" for dance backdrops, theatre lighting and let's not forget that good 'ol occasional rock & roll light show.

With a new approach to showing off Lumia art, I am now displaying Lumia images as unique moments in time as represented by the photography found in this book. The resultant Lumias present a series of compelling Rorschach visuals whose lush beauty presents refracted light as its own art form. Gaze once, gaze twice, the Lumia images are never the same with each new look.


San Francisco
February, 2012