Temporary sculptures on water documented with photography, created during the Arctic Circle Expedition and Residency 2009.
Arctic Lights documents Shirley's expedition to the Arctic Circle, October 2009. During her voyage, Shirley transposed the idea of the light sculpture - first used in Shooting Stair, 2009 - to the icy, nighttime Arctic waterscape using a makeshift "light brush" attached to a zodiac boat. While stationed on the expedition's vessel, Shirley used time-lapse photography to capture the movements of the light as it sculpted across the surface of the water, forming three-dimensional structures of diverse shapes such as cylinders, projected planes and prisms. Courtesy Dorfman Projects
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