“I have a strong desire to capture the intangible, to experience the physicality of light and shadow.” Elisa Artesero uses light and text in spatial environments to address themes of transience, the nature of happiness and hope. The UK-based artist utilises industrial materials in installations, including concrete, steel and glass. In Light Holds Me Here, the words, “Nothing here but echoes of footsteps that follow the path of dreams,” are carved from Foamex. Patterns cast shadows on the floor; the words’ dual existence represents how behaviours and feelings are often fleeting. “I want the space to be something the visitor can become part of.”
Image Credits: Elisa Artesero, Light Holds Me Here, (2014). Foamex. Dimensions variable. Photo: Stephen Iles.