Thursday Salute to Originals: Light Crossing

Angular illuminated beams fill an abandoned building with light and intrigue.

Commissioned by the City of Sydney, Australian native Ian Strange transforms a battered-down, Victorian home into a real-world study of sketchbook concepts.

Ornate domestic architecture is given new life through Strange’s public art installation titled “Light Intersections II.” Fluorescent beams pierce through a graffiti-covered old home located in a suburb of Sydney. Outer walls give way to electric, lined highlights of the ages structure’s previously lux balcony and ornamental railings.

“These drawn perspective lines don’t appear in nature, but are staples in both painting, drawing, and architecture, used as a way of containing, representing, and changing the natural environment, said Strange in an interview with This is Colossal.

The striking display is not the first of its kind and follows similar styling as a previous project by Strange in 2019.

This Thursday, we’re saluting the illuminated public art of Ian Strange. You can view more projects like these on Strage’s Instagram or get a behind-the-scenes look into “Light Intersections II” in this video.

Sources: Ian Strange, This is Colossal