I absolutely loved the time lapse light art. However, I wanted to create something that people could hold, touch, and interact with. So a box was made with an LED light strip attached. I then cut a pattern out of some 1/8th inch scrap birch. This does a couple of things. One is it creates the overall pattern of the piece. The second is the diffraction of the light. When light is diffracted it's wave components become apparent. Therefore the light pattern is multiplied to a certain degree. Add those up and endless combinations are possible. After the light is diffracted the plexiglass was placed at the desired location for the proper effect.
Over and over in the process I'm reminded of the flow. Each step leads to the next. And each step provides the springboard or stumble for the next one forward. It's all a flow, you just have to find it and jump in.