February 01, 2008

I Only Wish it Were Glass

This is a piece of backlit gallery art, utilizing transmitted light just like stained glass, but this is not stained glass - it's brown packing tape on plexiglass, by artist Mark Khaisman.


I like the images and I'm kind of fascinated by the process, and I'm always drawn toward light-based art, and I can see where he would like the spontaneity of working in this process. Still, it's packing tape and plexiglass. I can't help but think of the archival implications of using these materials - that is, isn't this likely to simply fall apart in a few years as the adhesive degenerates?

Glass is used for a reason - it lasts.

Posted by Tom at February 1, 2008 01:50 PM