These neat installations by artist Mary Temple give the appearance of cast shadows.
Temple has created a series of light installations that are called, oddly enough, “Light Installations.” It’s actually a clever optical illusion. Temple has painted the walls to look like they’re shadows being cast on the wall by the light.
The example here shows a wooded scene. She’s been doing these kinds of installations for 10 years, challenging audiences to “celebrate doubt.” That’s artists for you.
Temple’s latest installation is called “Northwest Corner, Southwest Light,” installed at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Temple took photos of surrounding trees to use as a reference, then projected the photos onto the wall, where the shadows were painted in.