isabel shortt

I have always been fascinated with light. My practice focuses on the effects light can produce when it contorts; whether it be refraction, refraction or chiaroscuro. Such effects, due to most peoples’ reliance on their eyesight, incite affects both physical and psychological. There’s a reason light features so much within religious art of the past, it triggered something people didn’t understand so they made it a metaphor of the gods. Coming to university my focus was very much on capturing the phenomena of light within paintings, but over the last four years my practice has moved towards sculptural instillation. I enjoy manipulating peoples’ senses through the manipulation of light, they are seeing what I see for themselves rather than an amalgamation of what I seen.