Using light boxes to present art is a contemporary alternative to conventional picture framing and display. The difference is that the artwork is illuminated from the rear, giving it an alternative presence.
Using this format, artworks are generally printed onto a ‘Duratran’ backlit display print and illuminated with an LED light source. SDD works with a number of framers and LED-panel manufacturers to create the unique look and feel required for each project.
For photography display, a white-light LED panel is generally used; this gives a neutral tone, ensuring colour consistency. However, SDD increasingly finds – particularly in the case of residential installations – that its clients regard this lighting tone as too ‘cold’ for their required evening environments. For this reason, Siobhán has developed alternative colour tones: she envisages the light box as both a piece of art and a lighting feature within an interior-design scheme.