His iridescent shapes float in 3-dimensional space, an exploration of the mysteries of light. "Some people, it puts them in a state of almost infancy," says August Muth of his holographic art. "They can't resist the temptation to touch the light." The Santa Fe artist's latest works are on view through November 9 at the Canyon Road gallery, OTA Contemporary.
Gallery visitors, says Muth, "experience something they don't experience normally: light in space. 'How can this blue rectangle exist in space? Where is it? I have to touch it.' "
In this longer version of the conversation, Muth talks about the technical and scientific underpinnings of the holographic phenomenon, and he describes the historical processes and materials he has adapted to create his contemporary holographic works.
Short videos of three of August Muth's recent holographic works: