"I got lost in the night, without the light
of your eyelids, and when the night surrounded me
I was born again: I was the owner of my own darkness."
— Pablo Neruda, from Sonnet LVII of 100 Love Sonnets
(Translated by Stephen Tapscott)

George Hurrell -“Hollywood Chiaroscuro”,1938


George Hurrell -“Hollywood Chiaroscuro”,1938


Using a home-made mixture of bioluminescent resin, Miya Ando meticulously coated a thousand leaves and floated them in a small pond. During the day, the coating absorbed light energy from the sun.

Once night arrived, each leaf could be seen emitting miraculous hues of blue and purple. 

Installation in Puerto Rico is Comprised of 1000 Bioluminescent Leaves

Photos by L. Young; via Over-think