British artist Liz West filled with Luminous Art a Curch transforming it into an artistic church. By filling the interior of the former St John’s Church with hundreds of mirrors, the artist transforms the historic space into a scene hosting a sensual interplay of light and color.
By creating ‘Our Colour Reflection’, West provokes the viewer’s sensory experience and examines how it can move a person emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. In addition to its distinctive form, the installation also offers a unique experience – it can be seen differently by each visitor, depending on the time of the day or movement through the space. Tapping into our relationship with color, the artist creates a dialogue between people, artwork and architecture.
‘Our Color Reflection’ is the name adopted for this artwork, and it isn’t West’s first installation of that kind. Focused on the theme of light and color, the artist has previously worked on large-scale installations, including ‘Your Color Perception’, which had visitors returning to Manchester’s Federation House to witness the space saturated in colour, and her acclaimed installation ‘An Additive Mix’ at the National Media Museum.
The walls of this historic 19th century church are now bathed in rainbow lights. The 700 colored acrylic mirrors that make up the installation shoot light up the ironstone walls of St John’s Church, built in 1891 and which now serves as an arts center in Scunthorpe, England.