British artist Liz West has created a new light installation Our Spectral Vision for the exhibition Colour and Vision: Through the Eyes of Nature presented at the Natural History Museum.
OUR SPECTRAL VISION invites visitors to explore their relationship with colour and our understanding of how we see it. The work creates a vivid environment that mixes luminous colour and radiant light. Rays of light from every colour of the rainbow will beam through seven prisms made from special colour filter glass, creating an atmospheric illusion that will stimulate your visual perception of colour. The work is an interpretation of and inspired by Issac Newton’s experiment with disassembling and reassembling white light into the visible colour spectrum using prisms.