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The Daydreamer

 

An object that responds to natural and artificial light. It functions as a “spatial paint brush", that casts coloured shadows in reaction to the natural and artificial light. During the day, the glass element responds to constantly shifting daylight, simultaneously creating light drawings on the surrounding surfaces. The light colour effect is achieved due to optical features of the dichroic coating and the shape of the glass that we designed for this piece. The original meaning of dichroic, from the Greek dikhroos, two-coloured, refers to any optical device which can split a beam of light into two beams with differing wavelengths. The dichroic glass’ gets its iridescent colours simply from light. This results in colours and colour gradients that change with the position of the light source and of the observer.

The project is developed in collaboration with an architect Ieva Baranauskaite. 

The photos made by the authors in Rhodes island, Greece. June 2021.

The project is partially supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture and Danish Arts Foundation.