Designing with Light

Early on, I was a lighting designer.  Today, I think of myself more generally as a designer and artist with a very good appreciation of light – and dark. Contrast is the essence of lighting.  We often think of lighting in terms of levels of light, but it is generally a perception of how bright or dim something is in relation to something else.  This understanding has served me well in my drawing work, also, which is often a study in black and white, light and dark, detail and void.