Black Light Project

A black light looks dark purple, but most of the light it emits is in the ultraviolet (UV) range of the spectrum, which is invisible to the human eye. Under a UV light, white clothes, our UV poster [link], glow in the dark and many fluorescent colored items emit a bright glow. When I first started to show my work I joined a local art group called Untitled Nashville an all volunteer art organization who would put on 4 or 5 pop up shows a year. One show a year was the Glow (black light theme) show. Every year I entered I used a different material such as gaffers tape, zip ties, test tube shot glasses and string. After seeing some of art in another show at the gallery the owner of the Main Street Gallery suggested we do an all black light show. So we planned a Benefit “Gleam, An Illuminated Art Show” for the Nashville Classical Charter School using my black lights artworks. I also made hand painted black light masks for people to buy and wear. This series was completed in 2014.

My artwork can also be found on

© Copyright 2020 Michael R. Grine. All rights reserved.