Chris Wood is a Cambridge, UK based artist. She studied Three Dimensional Design at Middlesex Polytechnic graduating in 1988 and then studied Glass Design at the Royal College of Art. She has produced works for Great Ormond Street Hospital, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, London Bridge Hospital and the KAPSARC Institution amongst other significant venues.
Her work has also featured in numerous window displays around the world for Fendi Fashion House.
The Chris Wood team in fancy dress.
From the left; Kirsten - Personal Assistant & Project Management, Lilli - Photography, Social Media & Marketing, Chris Wood – Artist, Caroline - Studio Manager, Rebecca - Studio Assistant.
More details at https://chriswoodlight.art/
She creates geometric dichroic art installations involving the application of dichroic film to cast acrylic elements which generates a luminescence effect together with colourful shadows which vary depending on the viewing angle. Natural light falling on the installations or artificial light directed at varying angles to the installations produce intriguing reflections of colour and kinetic patterns.
Dichroic (two colours) glass was developed in the 1950s and 1960s by NASA and it is a technology whereby extremely thin optical film coatings of metal are vacuum deposited onto a glass surface. Dichroic glass was first developed to shield sensitive spacecraft instruments from the effects of cosmic radiation.