Get Shady: Shadowcasts Present Home Décor in a New Light


Patching nail holes and scraping residue from the walls when you're ready to change up the artwork is soooo last year. Thanks to shadowcasts - a form of artwork created by controlling an object's shadow - taking down passé art is as simple as turning off a light. Here's an ode to some of our favorite home shadowcasts.

Evolution Laser Works' Brraaaiiinnnnss Zombie Shadow Cast


You're only $15 and one votive candle away from having the creepy presence of cranium chompers ruling over your abode each night. Designed as "the perfect item for the living and the living dead," these 4-inch wood silhouettes cast eerie undead forms that are nearly twice as large.

Larry Kagan Sculpture
Those who prefer something a bit more elegant can find it here. A long time Professor of Art at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, Kagan specializes in creating casts like these where the object in focus looks nothing like the art on the wall. Take a look at his site and see other shapes - a basketball player, nesting boxes, women's heels, or a tap dancer - revealed.

Larry Kagan Sculpture and Adam Frank's Lumens and RevealAdam Frank's Lumens series
Kiss those Yankee candles goodbye. Brooklyn-based artist Adam Frank gives traditional candles and boring walls a simultaneous kick in the pants. With his LUMEN series, Frank uses the simplicity of etched steel and an oil lamp to magically transform your wall into a perfect location for a flock of birds or a Magnolia tree.

Those looking for something bigger and bolder (and pricier) can purchase one of Frank's specialized REVEAL lights which casts a full window frame with foliage onto any wall.

Items from Frank's LUMEN series are $48 and those from the REVEAL series are $380.
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