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.

 

 

Concept Board for Tender
Freestanding Lightbox with optional colour tones / Art Lamp - Marilyn from 'Savoy' series
Alternative wall mounted lightbox with picture mount - Marilyn from 'Savoy' series

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.

Freestanding Lightbox with optional colour tones / Art Lamp - Marilyn from 'Savoy' series
'In the Forest' series Lightbox proposal within a wall recess
'In the Forest' series mock-up Lightbox for discussion
'Forest Sky' series mock-up Lightbox
Working drawings for Lightbox wall layout
Traditional portrait Lightbox mockup (portrait supplied by client)
Concept sketch layout detail
Working drawings for Lightbox wall layout
Alternative portrait Lightbox mockup (portrait supplied by client)