Shadow Pictures

Are you already tired of shadow art? Somehow we are not and we have one more for you. It’s Larry Kagan, a sculptor who uses steel, light and cast shadow as a creative medium. He says: ‘We are more or less aware of the presence of shadows, since they tell us something about our environment, but we do not actually look at them – unless they call attention to themselves by some unfamiliar or unexpected behavior. My challenge was to induce viewers to actually look at the shadow rather than solely at the steel. I began shifting more of the narrative burden to shadow. The more content the eyes could detect in the shadow, the more time and attention they would expend on exploring its details.’

All images © Larry Kagan