Light has always fascinated me. It has weight but one cannot weigh it. It has density but one can pass a hand through it without resistance. It has color but speed can change it. And the subtlest changes in light can create the most dramatic changes in visual message. I have always been fascinated by artists with a special facility for dealing with light. Edward Hopper (July 22, 1882 – May 15, 1967*) is one of my favorites.
Recently I was working on cover art for a novel and found myself needing to change the lighting of a scene to change a meta-message. It was an underwater scene. It reminded me of a variation (above) I played with a few years back on Hopper’s “Chop Suey” 1929. I suppose not all mashups web-aps.
* He passed a day or two before my high school graduation.