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Lake Newton

If you have the opportunity, please visit Visiting Professor Lake Newton's new installation piece in Williams Annex.
It is best viewed from 1:00 to 4:30pm.

Twelve Colored Panels
Lake Roberson Newton


The installation Twelve Colored Panels is a direct extension of my photographic practice. Photography, literally translated, means ‘drawing with light.’ In this work I am utilizing the natural abundance of sunlight in southern New Mexico and transferring it through glass panels covered in colored gels. The piece exists in constant flux and transition. Depending on the trajectory of the sun, the particular weather of the day, or the time of day observed, the work takes on specific forms and saturation as related to its projected space. For me, this is a direct reflection of life in the act of living, a transitory kind of experience that exists beyond the realm of personal control. The piece was conceived as a response to Ellsworth Kelly’s permanent installation in the main foyer of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.