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My name is Austine Wood Comarow, I create Polarized Light Art, which I call Polage® art, a term I coined from polarized light collage. All my work starts as a drawing. Then I follow the drawing, cutting various thicknesses of clear colorless cellulose in the form of cellophane into hundreds of tiny pieces at different angles, laminating each piece between polarizing filters.

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Austine's newest Polage mural at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway

Polage Art Mural at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway

The newly opened Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway features a large site-specific installation of Austine’s Polage Art.  See our blogpost about installing the mural, and articles in the Review Journal and the Las Vegas Weekly!

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Two views of Peaceable Kingdom (3). Left: first image; Right: second image

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Interactive Polage Art in Action

Polage® art may be interactive, kinetic, or passively viewed like stained glass. Austine prefers to work in all three modes because each image is conceived to convey a particular idea or feeling. This video demonstrates several types of viewers that can be used to participate in interactive Polage® artwork.  We have also incorporated viewers into windows, glass partitions, hanging sculptures and motorized kiosks.

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