More photos of amazing, experimental holographic art!

Amazing, revolutionary holographic painting by visionary San Diego artist Tom Liguori. Photo taken through a window and image cropped to eliminate reflections.
Amazing, revolutionary holographic painting by visionary San Diego artist Tom Liguori. Photo taken through a window.  Image contrast and sharpness adjusted.  Photo cropped to eliminate reflections.

You might recall that earlier this year I blogged about some genuinely revolutionary holographic art. I had discovered some dazzling paintings in the windows of downtown’s old Gaslamp 15 movie theater, which has now been closed for almost a year. The paintings were created by Tom Liguori, a retired local entrepreneur, who is working to develop a completely new holographic art form.

Well, I noticed a new crop of his holographic paintings in the same windows the other day, so I’ve taken more photos. This new batch of works, if possible, seems even more vibrant and visually interesting. Some paintings are presented on a turning carousel allowing the sidewalk viewer to perceive their three dimensional quality. Placing my camera right up to the window glass, I tried hard to take photos without morning street reflections, and I’ve cropped some of the resulting images and adjusted contrast and sharpness to present this spellbinding art to the best of my ability. But you really have to see the holographic effect in person!

I was fortunate to meet Tom Liguori by chance a few months ago while I was walking around the Gaslamp. He was out on the sidewalk with some photographers, who were documenting one of his fantastic paintings. He’s a super friendly and interesting guy!

To see my earlier blog post, which I published in June before I met Mr. Liguori, click here. I didn’t adjust the images of those paintings a great deal, and the street reflections are much more evident. In that earlier blog post I also provide much more background about this new art movement, and what it all means to Mr. Liguori, an artist with an interest in physics and philosophy.   Fascinating stuff!

I see he now has a website, where you can learn even more.  This revolutionary artwork is available for purchase.  To check his website out, click here!

Another work of fantastic, light-imbued art by Tom Liguori, a retired businessman who experiments with proprietary holographic paints.
Another work of fantastic, light-imbued art by Tom Liguori, a retired businessman who experiments with proprietary holographic paints.
Colors and light change appearance in this holographic painting as the point of view shifts.
Colors and light change appearance in this holographic painting as the point of view shifts.  This almost looks like an abstract still life.
Several brilliant painting turn in the light on a carousel. One can see these at the now closed Gaslamp 15 movie theater on Fifth Avenue.
Several brilliant paintings turn in a spotlight on a carousel. One can see these at the now closed Gaslamp 15 movie theater on Fifth Avenue.
A shield-like work of holographic art seems to produce streams of light in this photo. But its actually reflections on the window from the nearby street.
A shield-like work of holographic art seems to produce streams of light in this photo. But it’s actually reflections on the window from the nearby street.
One can get lost in this shining, jewel-like art. Wonderful!
One can get lost in this shining, jewel-like art. Wonderful!

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Richard Schulte

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2 thoughts on “More photos of amazing, experimental holographic art!”

  1. I wonder if Chihuly has seen & been inspired by Liguori’s work? I find resemblances between what you show here & one of the Chihuly installations currently on view at the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum). I better underline that I am NOT, not-not-not, suggesting plagiarism, simply artistic inspiration/admiration…

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