Colorful Liz West’s reflections
“Viewers will each have their own perspectives and their own experiences tempered by movement through space and through time. By going unplugged here, I am trying to emphasize that while artificial light can be manipulated it can only, at best, replicate the dynamism, shifting mood and changes in quality embodied in natural light,” she continued. One of the exhibition visitors even observed that it felt like the stained glass had fallen out of the windows onto the floor, shimmering in the sunlight. However, the work constantly changes, depending on the time of the day. When it is light, a sunlight comes through the windows and hits the mirrors. During the sunset, the gallery spotlights reflect off the colored mirrors and send vibrant color dots up into the interior of the former St John’s church, illuminating the neo-gothic architecture.
Liz West creates installations, which use colors and light to transform spaces and the ways people experience them. She studied Fine Art Sculpture & Environmental Art at the Glasgow School of Art. Previous large-scale works include “Your Colour Perception”, at the Manchester’s Federation House, and An Additive Mix her renowned installation at the National Media Museum.