Smoke, Mirrors … and Shattered Glass

Today, the Guardian is featuring a photo gallery of German artist Adolf Luther’s mesmerizing installations. A man obsessed with light, Luther used mirrors, lenses, lasers, cigarette smoke, and razorblades to create groundbreaking artwork.

Starting in the early 1960s, Luther experimented with moving and transforming light. In one piece, he filled the space between two sheets of glass with fragments to create light objects he called “light sluices.”

In another piece, shards of glass absorb the light, letting it shine on the broken edges to create jagged patterns.

“His works are part art objects and part scientific experiments,” The Guardian writes.

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