Divine Lights is a new series of art work inspired by the ethereal beauty of stained glass windows. For generations, artfully arranged colored glass has told timeless stories and inspired countless people. Ben Z Cooper and Stuart James Ward have brought these illuminations into the 21st century with the integration of craftsmanship and technology.
Video panels embedded into precision-cut surfaces create stained glass images that move, change, and evolve. With the a latticework partially occluding the video screen, the archetypal qualities of a television are removed, leaving the visual media embedded in the craftwork to exist for its own sake. In other words, these tvs can’t have their channel changed to show ‘the game’. It exists to inspire awe, as the medieval stained glass artworks did.
Since we’ll be continually adding and experimenting with Divine Lights, we’ve made their own website: www.divinelights.org