The KRIS is like a texture magician. It is a long and fast tool, due to its design, with the weight located at its base. With the BOLD, you can go from smooth to textural with a simple twist of the wrist and the layering is exceptional. The ART is all texture with a clear sharp and soft layering mix.
Designed to be used as twin pairs… But follow your feelings above all!
INSPIRATION: The kris is an asymmetrical dagger with distinctive blade-patterning achieved through alternating laminations of iron and nickelous iron. Krises are most strongly associated with the culture of Indonesia. The kris is famous for its distinctive wavy blade, although many have straight blades as well. Keris is also a symbol of power and of ethnic pride and in most communities making up the Malay Archipelago (currently southern Thailand, southern Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.) - home of Pencak Silat martial arts.
Kris has been produced in many regions of Indonesia for centuries, but nowhere—although the island of Bali comes close—is the kris so embedded in a mutually-connected whole of ritual prescriptions and acts, ceremonies, mythical backgrounds and epic poetry as in Central Java. As a result, in Indonesia, the kris is commonly associated with Javanese culture, although other ethnicities are familiar with the weapon as parts of their culture, such as the Balinese, Malays, Sundanese, Madurese, Banjar, Bugis, and Makassar.
Designed with freestyle light painting in mind; these kata blades will influence your movements based on weight distribution so they will move differently in hand.
For example, the KUNAI and the GADA are mid-heavy blades at 68grams each, but the weight focal point is located differently.
The KUNAI is faster since the weight point is closer to your light, and its movement stays closer to your arm. The GADA has its weight distributed all the way at the top, so it pulls your motions away from your body and opens you up to a very different result.
This also depends on the positioning of the blades in the KYO. They have been designed to place in any position you like, changing the weight and movement they create. As you can see in the video, blades can be used in many creative positions and designed to be used in pairs.
One of the highlights of this design is the contrast between the softness of the white engravings and the sharpness of the outer edges. It gives the impressions of soft and sharp focus, in the same light painting. We call it Dual Texture Effect.
In brief, the main composition elements are the 6 shapes, the 12 different engravings giving the Dual Texture Effect, the Weight Distribution Point and the Creative Positioning of the blade on the KYO system. Combined with colour filters, these elements offer infinite possibilities for you to explore, find your creative style and keep uncovering new magic with light.
We have seen light painting grow and become an international passion for many of us. Thanks to the web, to technologies and especially to the passionate hearts of light painters, we are now a large and growing community practising in over 60 countries. All of this is because you are sharing your passion and sharing your light.
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