Automating Hockney

Artist David Hockney is well known for his trademark use of vivid color in painted canvases and photo collages. Recently he received an added visual assist for an artwork illuminated with automated luminaires.

To create David Hockney's Snails Space: Painting as Performance 1995/1996, which was on display at the National Gallery of American Art in Washington, DC, last fall, the artist painted boldly colored geometric forms including cones, tubes, and swirls which appeared to change and

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