Artists use canvases to deliver messages. The medium they use for those messages changes from paint to watercolor and so on. These Digital Canvases are focused on enabling artists to be portrayed their messages through interlocking light blocks. The advantage is these blocks can be interchanged into any layout while delivering unlimited atmospheres through creative coding, imagery, video or sound.


We are in a time where taking photos and posting on social media are first intentions when viewing art. Trying to learn and understand what the artist's message is in his artwork has become an afterthought. My end goal was to create and deliver a living canvas that enables me to use the mobile interface as a way to translate my message.

Art & Technology + Mobile Device = Visual Illusions

Most viewers will see abstract patterns at first view, not realizing the patterns are actually the message. By looking through the interface of a mobile device the message will take shape through digital compression allowing the viewer to discover the artist's intention behind the work.

I envision art shows in the near future to be experiences, living pieces of work, instead of traditional nail and hang art.


Lots of trial and error during prototyping along with my curiosity for controlling light enabled me to create these Digital Canvases.

Build the Canvas
Stage 1
• Rough Designs
• Research Material & Manufacturing
• Finalize Designs
• Finalize Material
- Plexiglass
- Depron Foam
- Aluminum
• DXM512 Controllers
• Ethernet Cable
• Power Supplies Distributed
• Program Interface
• Custom Manufacturing
• Assemble
• Test

Create the Message
Stage 2
• Idealize Direction
• Prototype Content
• Design Content
- Illustrator
- Photoshop
- After Effects
- Processing
- iMovie
• Setup Program
- Modul8
- Madrix
• Test

This image displays how I setup my universes allowing the software and lighting to communicate.

Once layout was complete I was able to begin testing the design to light translation patterns.


The final delivery enabled me to control the Digital Canvases through sound or software interface while still fully flexible on the content that could be displayed such as static imagery, gifs, videos, custom coded animations and more.

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