I love light installations (So you’ll probably see a lot more on here in the future.), but these photographs by artist Barry Underwood of his full-scale landscape art light installations are some of my favorite.
While the works in Starry Night by Lee Eunyeol give the feeling of hidden magic from this world, the energy of the Earth bursting forth, or fairies cavorting on a mid-summer night, Barry Underwood’s installation art has an otherworldly feel.
If I were to imagine what visitors from another planet or another dimension would look like, those “alien encounters” would look like Barry Underwood’s installation art. In fact, I think Barry Underwood’s light installations do a better job of capturing it, than what I see in my mind’s eye. (I guess that’s why he is the landscape installation artist, and I am not!)
In the words of the artist ” Using illusion, imagination, and narrative, my photographs explore the potential of the ordinary. I approach my photographic work with a theatrical sensibility, much like a cinematographer or set designer would. By reading the landscape and altering the vista through lights and photographic effects, I transform everyday scenes into unique images.” In the hands of an artist, potential transcends the ordinary.