experimental media art
The Light Hammer Project


8″x11″ (prints)
Wood, LEDs, Mercury Switch, Silver Gelatin Prints, Flowers

This video serves as an introduction to the creative practice that has come to be called LightSmithing. While several Light Hammers have been built since the creation of this video, the underlying principles remain the same. As such the video serves as an excellent introduction to the practice and principles of LightSmithing. Simply put, LightSmithing is the creation of images based on the interaction between the light emitting Light Hammer, a sheet of photo paper (or a photosensor in later iterations), and an object crushed between the two surfaces.

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