Homage to Josef Albers Series

When it comes to any artist working with the interaction of color, it only makes sense that homage should be made to the master of color theory, Josef Albers. As someone working with both color and light, Vicki is constantly mixing the two, layering her bulbs with different colored gels and overlapping them during the time exposures. She began wrapping her hand held incandescent bulbs and 4ft fluorescent lamps in the 80s and when she met her husband, Antonio, who is an electrician, he was able to help her bring to life the idea of moving the lamps on pulley systems and metal tracks. This allowed her to move her light paintings towards images that contoured landscapes and created sheets of light virtually anywhere. 

In 2003, Vicki visited a steel bridge at one of her hometown parks, Lehigh Valley Parkway to make the Homage to Josef Albers series. Using 4ft fluorescent lamps and different colored gels, she wrapped the bulbs and connected them to a pulley system which was installed at the top of the bridge. The bulbs were slowly moved up the pulley system one at a time, and the second layer of different colored bulbs followed after. 

Homage to Josef Albers #3, 2003

Homage to Josef Albers #3, 2003

Homage to Josef Albers #4, 2003

Homage to Josef Albers #4, 2003

Homage to Josef Albers #5, 2003

Homage to Josef Albers #5, 2003

Homage to Josef Albers #6, 2003

Homage to Josef Albers #6, 2003

Homage to Josef Albers #7, 2003

Homage to Josef Albers #7, 2003