American artist James Yamada has tried to explore the relationship between light and the human mind in his new work – The Summer Shelter Retreats Darkly Among The Trees.
Science reporter Matt McGrath visited Yamada and his new piece at the Parasol unit in North London to ask him a few questions.
‘Is it art or therapy?’ asked McGrath in reference to Yamada’s large light filled sculpture.
“I think it’s a bit of both and it doesn’t have to be either or. Art has always had a side which is somewhat therapeutic, if you think about the spiritual relationship to art, certainly that was therapy for a lot of people and may continue to still be so”.
Aside from the spiritual and therapeutic effects of the sculpture, the lights that are featured inside are actually designed to elevate mood, change body chemistry and to make you feel better about yourself after just 10 minutes of exposure.
If you are interested in visiting the light sculpture details are available on the Parasol Unit website.
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