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No Dark In Sight

William Davis's avatar William Davis

Quality of light affects quality of life. No Dark in Sight conveys how artificial light is used to propel culture. Artificial light is artificial intelligence. I’m just not sure if it is intelligent artificial intelligence. This work is personal because the unnatural light photographed requires me to become part of its story. I am one of the many people that does not often achieve restorative sleep needed to maximize daily human performance.– partly due to No Dark in Sight. Because light is tangible and abstract I make abstract and literal photos to combine imagination and observation with form and function. When night looks like day, expect consequence- from cancer to obesity. I photograph sites meeting Intl. Dark Sky Assn. Bortle Scale ratings as recklessly over lit nighttime space. This work meditates on our coexistence with light and how it shapes life– for better or worse. Fake light is a real problem. I implore viewers to imagine a better ending for this story.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1.25 inches
  • Medium: Photography
  • Width: 24 inches
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 18 inches