"A painter uses oil or water colors and a flat canvas to create his visions. A LightPainter, such as myself, uses modern technologies such as image software, a computer laptop and a video projector to create his art works on three dimensional canvasses.
It is the symbiosis between the digital image and the model, the three-dimensional 'canvas', as it were, which is a new approach to the creative process of making an image. For example: If you project simple gridlines onto three different models, you will get three completely different transformations of that grid. If you use more elaborate projections, the variations become even more interesting and diverse."
- Pat Merz, 2008