The process of making Light Images with Dr Kip Loades.
Rhea Quien creates light images – beautiful, hypnotic, meditative moving art – as a response to her experience of synaesthesia, and her observation of nature. The process is deeply personal and how she actually creates this work remains a professional secret. The following words are Rhea’s introduction to a rare and intimate commentary around some of her light images.
In 2014 Dr Kip Loades and I met to create and film light images. The following two short video clips shown here are unedited and some of the conversation cannot be heard. During the very first filming of a light image, Kip spontaneously likened light images to photosynthesis. In the second clip, he talked about the technical challenges of filming light images. These two clips are followed by images from the Hubble telescope. The subsequent four paintings come the series called ‘Living Matter in Rhythm’. There are 24 large canvases in this series. The paintings were stimulated by the first photographs taken of light images in Switzerland in 1997.