Glowing Dichroic Glass Installations are Activated by Sunlight to Geometric Rainbows

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You can’t image that the artist just forms seemingly spare geometric shapes in windows and on on white panels, which come to life with streaks of color when hit with sunlight. At some angles the glass appears completely reflective, somewhat like a mirror of gold.

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British artist Chris Wood works with colored glass to create colorful, prism-like mazes and mandalas of light installed vertically on walls. Her most common material is dichroic (meaning ‘two color’) glass, a material invented by NASA in the 1950s that has a special optical coating meant to reflect certain wavelengths of light while letting others through.

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Cambridge-based artist Chris Wood continues to produce stunning light sculptures utilizing panels of dichroic glass that refract light in a vivid array of color. Her works have appeared in numerous exhibitions over the last few years and have even been incorporated into nearly a dozen displays worldwide for Fendi Fashion House.

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Wood has also created installations using glasses and lights that reflect patterns onto nearby surfaces. Seen here are several pieces from shows at the Shanghai Museum of Glass and the China Art Museum.

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You can see more of Wood’s work, including large scale installations and commissions, on her website and Instagram.

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