07.05.12 by Jeff

Trace Heavens / Light installations by artist James Nizam

Trace Heavens light installations by artist James Nizam
Shard of Light, 2011

“Trace Heavens” is a series of gorgeous light installations by James Nizam. Even though he is a friend of mine I feel I am being completely unbiased when I say these are some of the most beautiful images I’ve ever posted on Booooooom. To create these images James painstakingly made incisions into the structure of a house to capture and manipulate sunlight into light sculptures.

See more below!

Trace Heavens light installations by artist James Nizam

Drill Holes Through Studio Wall, 2012

Trace Heavens light installations by artist James Nizam

Thought Form (Cube), 2011

Trace Heavens light installations by artist James Nizam

Thought Form (Fold), 2011

Trace Heavens light installations by artist James Nizam

Thought Form (Tetrahedron), 2011

Trace Heavens light installations by artist James Nizam

Thought Form (Fan), 2011

Trace Heavens light installations by artist James Nizam

Thought Form (Dart), 2011

Trace Heavens light installations by artist James Nizam

Trace Heavens light installations by artist James Nizam

Trace Heavens light installations by artist James Nizam

Trace Heavens light installations by artist James Nizam

Trace Heavens light installations by artist James Nizam

If you aren’t familiar with James Nizam’s work you’ll want to have a look at two earlier series Memorandoms and Anteroom. His show “Trace Heavens” is up at Gallery Jones here in Vancouver, until May 26th.

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Trace Heavens light installations by artist James Nizam

 

 













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Taylor Barringer

    wow

  • casey

    These are absolutely beautiful-

    • http://www.booooooom.com/ Jeff Hamada

      i think it takes a little bit to really appreciate the amount of time it took to make these

  • http://twitter.com/tastyugly will

    Gorgeous. But I have no idea what’s happening. Are those beams of light?? They seem so solid

  • Shaya

    i’ve never seen anything like this. ever never never

  • Morgan

    these are the crazy awesomest.

  • the_jackalope

    awesome!

  • http://www.booooooom.com/ Jeff Hamada

    they are beams of light – really long exposures im sure

    • http://www.facebook.com/fseifert Fabricius Seifert

      i dont think so. there no changing of angle of the occuring lightrays and as you can see in the pictures they use sunlight. so long exposure would cause unprecise rays.

  • Michelle Moy

    wow, I haven’t see art this amazing in a long time..

  • lepetitfaon

    dear lord, so gorgeous and also such a technical achievement, I really wish I could have the second one in my bedroom, its exactly the type of thing I’d never grow tired of looking at 

  • http://www.mrudd.com/ Michael Rudd

    this is amazing, cant imagine how long this must have taken to setup. what blows me away is the consistency of the beam, how he managed to reflect and still keep the size of the light beam the same. really completes the illusion of a physical sculpture.





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Google Cultural Institute’s New Art Camera

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