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Artist Leo Villareal creates light sculptures and site installations that form dazzling displays across the world.  Shown below: Diagonal Grid, A site-specific installation at a music house in Istanbul, Turkey and Multiverse, A permanent installation in Washington, D.C.’s National Gallery of Art.

Villareal designs software to control the lights. Sequences of imagery and changes in intensity create captivating works of art. As Villareal explains, “These are devices that can take you places with a group of people in an open-ended way.”

Diagonal Grid Light Art Multiverse Light Art

I was reading about this artist this morning and came across a charming fact. Villareal designed an installation for his own New York West SoHo loft. It’s a night light for his six-year-old son in the form of a floor-to-ceiling sculpture. Or, as his son calls it, “one of Daddy’s blinkies.”

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Emily WidleEmily graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism. She enjoys scouring the news to report on the latest in the lighting industry as well as bringing valuable remodeling tips and exemplar home projects to light.

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