Light Harp is a collection of kinetic light sculptures that create analogies to the played string of an instrument. The style of playing can be thought of as a drone, a long continuous sound or rather its visual counterpart. Instead of a sounding box, Friedlander uses sympathetic strings arranged in semi parallel fashion attached to the base cord rising vertically or at other angles spreading out around the space.
Lit with Friedlander's own invention, the Chromastrobic light, the amplitude of the waves will appear as a translucent volume swept out in space by the vibrating movement. Deceiving the persistence of vision this lightwork must be seen to be believed.
Paul Friedlander is a scientific artist and a light sculptor with a degree in physics and maths from Sussex University. His works use persistence of vision, a property of how light is perceived combined with movement to create a three dimensional kinetic body of light in sculptural form that is both beautiful and interactive. Paul has exhibited internationally at numerous art and science museums and festivals spanning four continents and fifteen countries.