"Light has the power to create, define, and solidify; or leave in shadow that which we believe to be real."
major challenge for me in art is to keep under control the tyranny of
a logical mind. The spirit that moves me is capricious, unruly and irreverent.
Most of my work grows out of intuitive impulse the rest gets
underway by just playing."
First Friday at Lumonics
Remarkable nonagenarian Dorothy
Tanner is still creating new illuminated works using acrylic, LED lights
-- and sometimes water. Says the 91-year-old
Tanner: "The major challenge for me in art is to keep under control
the tyranny of a logical mind. The spirit that moves me is capricious,
unruly and irreverent. Most of my work grows out of intuitive impulse
-- the rest gets under way by just playing." This is a perfect chance
to get into Tanner's work and visit her trippy Lumonics Studio.
"Light and sound artist Dorothy Tanner creates breathtaking sculptures using light, and she also uses sound to create a mesmerizing, multi-sensory experience. Dorothy takes us into her Denver studio and gallery Lumonics."
Here is the YouTube clip of the segment.
Selected works of Dorothy Tanner
and Mel Tanner were part of the Light
Supply Exhibit at the Museum of Outdoor Arts
June 25, 2011 - February 25, 2012
info and articles
"This is one in a series of
posts in honor of Denver Arts Week that salute some of our favorite
people and places on the arts scene."
Lester The Jester
(Plexiglas, Video, and LED lighting)
photo by Alecia Jensen
Dorothy Tanner Bio and Photos
Studio/Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery