Healing with the Hydrolux

Prague, Czec Republic

20'w x 20'l x 12'h; Mixed Media; ©1995

A series of 2' diameter water lenses filled with colored dyes. Some of the lenses utilized low voltage lights to project and focus lights onto the gallery walls. Other lenses (not shown) used artist-made oil lamps to project the moving patterns of fire-light onto the walls. Referencing ancient lenses, lace-making magnifying glasses and limelight projectors, light and flame sources close to the glass magnify and direct the light to the wall. Victorian healing color and light theory matched specific colors to symptoms. Standing in the colored light was said to heal you of your condition. This practice led to the popularization of stain glass windows in residential homes in America and the UK.