Exiled in Light :|: NeverWhere

SAIC’s LRMFA Open Studios Exhibit 2017 I create immersive environments that are contemplative and trace-inducing in order to produce shifts of perception for the participating viewer. Installations of slow moving animations and projections provide portals to sublime light and dark visions based on my experience of being exiled in an alternate universe which is both…

A New Killer Star

Light and Space Channeling my love of alternate dimensions and outer space to convey a sense of sublime alienation. All photographs are the sole property of Valerie Xanos In-Camera Editing The Process All of these images are straight from the camera, no post-production work in Lightroom or Photoshop other than some cropping. The color intensity…

Inspired by 3hund’s “Lucid”

Light Installation by 3hund Oh my!   This is right up my alley… “Installing beacons in scenes of thick forests and milky lagoons, German duo Tarek Mawad and Friedrich van Schoor of collective 3hund produced the film LUCID in order to capture the melancholy mood of these displaced works. The short film is a surreal tale…

Through The Wormhole

A Still Life in the Dark Exploring my relationship with light and dark. Thinking, Thinking, Thinking..  Traveling through the wormhole. Otherworldly, Transformation, Alienation, Isolation, Immersion, Sinister…Sublime BACK IN THE STUDIO Shooting still images. I love experimenting with aperture and speed settings while taking photos. I’m very interested in obscuring and abstracting the view of what…

Light – what are others doing?

I have loved looking into other artists who use light. Right now, just watching, listening, and absorbing. Consolation: Smoky, fiery performances. Beautiful sculptures of smoke, soft colors and intense colors. Then come the explosions of lights inside the layers of chromatic clouds. Sublime, Beautiful, terrifying, apocalyptic, and heavenly. Cai Guo Qiang Sky Ladder Revisiting materiality:…

The Sublime Light and Dark

This work is about the artist’s personal relationship with light and dark. The photographs are taken in the darkest of night and intended to express conflicting and sublime emotions about the nature of light and dark, and the physical/psychological responses of the artist.