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Asymmetric light

Sculpture
 

Digital fabrication 

Lighting design

Asymmetric Light (غیر متناسب روشنی) is a modern approach to the representation of oneness, nonduality and divine unity deeply rooted in Indian thought and religions.

 

The concept of non-duality has been portrayed in both sacred and secular art pieces across different times, places, and religions to bring us closer to understanding and developing this state of consciousness. This piece is greatly influenced by the contemporary art being currently produced by diverse Indo-Islamic artists that mix real and fictional narratives of east and west, seamlessly knitting together cultural and art historical references and concerns from each.

 

Two particular pieces that originated in completely different time periods serve as the main inspiration of the work: The sculptural installation Nurun 'ala Nur (Light upon Light) made by Pakistani contemporary artist and designer Abdullah M. I. Syed in 2015 and a Shrine made by artists of the Mughal Empire.

Inspiration

 

The design of this sculpture started by using a digital design following arabesque tessellation principles. These patterns are one of the principal forms of Islamic ornament that's used to avoid figurative images to represent concepts and ideas. This approach allows the artist to present the viewer with a physical experience of concepts that are abstract in nature.

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Six pieces of the design were laser cut and painted silver in one side and metallic black on the other. Then they were put together to make a cube.

Finally, red, blue and green LED lights were placed on the inside to complete the light sculpture.

Non-duality is a relevant, universal and timeless concept that still inspires new ways of making art that bring us closer to the appreciation of this state of consciousness.