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Leonardo Da Vinci once observed that shadow is more powerful than light because it can entirely deprive bodies of their light whereas light can never entirely expel shadow from a body. For most of the history of art, artists have focused on those things which are illuminated by light. Jonathan Thomson’s Shadow Sculptures and Stencils are based on shadows as an absence of light. These works …

Leonardo Da Vinci once observed that shadow is more powerful than light because it can entirely deprive bodies of their light whereas light can never entirely expel shadow from a body. For most of the history of art, artists have focused on those things which are illuminated by light. Jonathan Thomson’s Shadow Sculptures and Stencils are based on shadows as an absence of light. These works give the negative space of absence a palpable presence. They use darkness to illuminate truths about sensuality, human existence and beauty.

Light and darkness are a universal duality. Light is an …