Lightwalls And The Lightboys – Art In Decorating Walls

by Sherry Riter in Art  

I have this thing with light.

I like it.

Light makes me feel happy.

One day while I was surfing the internet, I happened upon a website that quickly caught my attention. A man was sitting in a dark room staring at a wall sized picture that was illuminated from behind it.

Lightboys Lightwalls backlit lighted wall

Of course, I was mesmerized by the the work of Jirko Bannas and Oliver Seltmann who describe their Lightwalls, Roof Top Lights and Polaboys in this way:

“These are images which not only open up rooms, but also hearts and minds; images which are pure and true and free from artificial effects or filters. They express strength, peace and reassurance and stand for freedom, open spaces and passion. They invite you to explore and discover their rich detail, to lose yourself in them. They are images which make you feel you’re in a special place and let you forget about your problems. Images with the power to move you.”

Lightwalls By Lightboys

I immediately envisioned every room of my home with a lit wall. Not a wall lit with lights, but a wall with a BIG picture that was illuminated just like a lighted wall by Lightboys.

So this room has my mother written all over it. I bet it is beautiful all lit up.

elegant pink victorian lighted wall

Maybe I would choose a foggy city scape.

I’m feeling a little lightheaded.

Get it? Light. Headed.

I thought it was funny!

city scape foggy lighted wall

Me, Jane. Where is scantily clad Tarzan to save me from the wild creatures in the bright green jungle?

green jungle trees lighted wall

I’m fly-y-y-y-y-ying like Superman through the puffy sunshine filled clouds!

puffy sunshine clouds lighted wall

*splash* *splash* Do you see Jaws in the sun lit ocean? *splash* *splash*

backlit lighted wall sunny ocean

Come sit with me and we can dangle our legs off the pier while we talk about the day.

pier in water lighted wall

This is definitely not Turtle’s 55 gallon tank and the fish look like they could gobble me up!

blue fish aquarium lighted wall

Ahhhhhhh…Can you hear the waves splashing? I can.

(bending down to pick up a sea shell and wiping it with my shirt to clean off the dirt and sand)


(putting the shell against your ear)

rocky beach sunset lighted wall

Roof Top Lights By Lightboys

Another lovely wall that can be lit is the ceiling which Lightboys has illuminated with the Roof Top Lights. It definitely gives a whole new meaning to laying in bed and staring at the ceiling.

roof top lights backlit ornamental

lighted ceiling backlit lightboys lights

Polaboy By Lightboys

Do you like Polaroid pictures? Well, that is the idea behind the Polaboy by Lightboys. You can also have one made from your own photograph. All you do is:

  1. Send in an original Polaroid
  2. A professional high-end scan will be produced, including image processing
  3. The image will be exposed on a special Polaboy slide film
  4. The POLABOY will be assembled and shipped anywhere in the world

polaboys backlit lighted sunny beach

polaboys backlit lighted sunny window

polaboys backlit lighted sunny city

polaboys backlit lighted swimming pool

Are you wondering which one was my favorite Lightwall?

Snow! Oh my! I could have snow EVERY day!

Gorgeous. A snow lit wall. That is definitely perfection.

snow covered mountains lighted wall

What is your favorite picture for a light by Lightboys?

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1 Skip_D May 23, 2012 at 1:31 am

Those are great! I’m hard pressed to choose a favorite… but the snow would be at the top of my list too! I want a light wall, & a rooftop light, & a Pola Boy!

…just need a house to put them in. 😉


2 The Redhead Riter May 23, 2012 at 2:13 am

LOL You don’t want much, Skip! LOL


3 Stéfan May 23, 2012 at 6:29 am

I like the rocky beach sunset and the roof top greenhouse dome. Lovely.


4 The Redhead Riter May 23, 2012 at 6:30 am

Stéfan, I couldn’t tell that was a greenhouse. LOL I wondered!


5 Susanne May 23, 2012 at 6:34 am

These are so cool! I love the sink with ocean as the backsplash. Acutally, anything with the ocean works for me..I’m easy. Maybe I shouldn’t post that on the internet….lol. Anyway, while I’m dreaming, I’d like one very funky ceiling to stare at. Oh two more little things. The fish in the tank pic, I have one very similar, after a visit to the Boston Aquarium along with a photo essay of Myrtle the Turtle and Isaac the Sea Lion if anyone is interested…lol. Lastly, please watch what you wish for when it comes to snow. We in New England, feel a little differently. Although we head to the mountains whenever we come. We’re an odd bunch..writing this with face squunched up. Nice spelling…lol. Have a wonderful Wednesday.


6 The Redhead Riter May 23, 2012 at 8:37 am


You have one of the toilets I posted on Facebook? Please tell me how it works! Where is the water for the toilet to flush? Inquiring minds want to know!


7 andy May 23, 2012 at 8:57 am

Rooftop is my favorite…gorgeous composition.
Great post, Sherry


8 The Redhead Riter May 23, 2012 at 9:02 am

Thank you very much, Andy!


9 Sue May 23, 2012 at 10:49 am

Anything Ocean for me too. Dentists should be required to install a ceiling light to make the whole experience in the dental chair more tolerable. The first picture (with your mother written all over it) looks like the inside of Joan Rivers penthouse, as I did a post on it.


10 The Redhead Riter May 23, 2012 at 10:55 am


That is an excellent idea! Dentists really should put something soothing on their ceiling!


11 Susanne May 23, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Hi. I am totally confused about my Facebook toilet. There must be 2 Susanne’s. Sorry, but I am the one with the most ordinary toilet. Hope your find the “other” Susanne.


12 The Redhead Riter May 23, 2012 at 12:38 pm

LOL Susanne!!! You said, “The fish in the tank pic” and I thought you meant the “toilet tank” that I posted on my Facebook page! I had totally forgotten that I posted the “giant tank” on this post. Obviously, my mind is still on the crazy toilet tank. LOL

By the way…there is only one you!!!


13 mom May 23, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Snow is my favorite! Remember when we went skiing with Evan and Jim? We rode up the tram to the top of the mountain and got off and waited for the tram to come back up. I have never felt such peace, and felt closer to God or you. It was if you and I were alone in the world. I understood why prophets of old climbed to the top of a mountain to commune with the Lord.

I love that room! You are right! Oh, how wonderful if I could live a wee bit of life there.

This wall light would be a great gift. When you write that book and become rich, Mom wants a wall light. 😉 I would be happy with just a wee one. Love you!


14 The Redhead Riter May 23, 2012 at 6:42 pm


That was one of my favorite vacations. We were so high up on the mountain, all alone with only silence. That kind of silence feels like Heaven to me.

I also remember that we stuck our cans of Coke in the snow so that they would get slushy. LOL

I know that pink Lightwall room is totally you. Duh! I’m going to write the books and finish my other one, but I’m not so sure that I’m going to strike it rich. I’ll just work on getting the wall light for you anyway. 😀

I love you too.


15 Susanne May 23, 2012 at 6:59 pm

LOL…This is going to be the craziest reply yet. I thought the posting on your FB page was a sink not a toilet tank at all. I thought Scott mentioned something about spitting into it and between my auto eyes and auto assumption…I went with sink. Oh my goodness this is just one of those Who’s on First moments….lol. Good thing there is only one of me…the world couldn’t deal with two…lol. Enjoy your evening.


16 The Redhead Riter May 23, 2012 at 11:20 pm

We are both silly, Susanne. I posted a toilet and a sink because I put one on my Friends page and one on my LIKE page, so you aren’t losing your mind. Isn’t that a comfort?? LOL


17 elsie September 4, 2012 at 1:10 pm

I love them all! truly beautiful!

can u buy them?



18 The Redhead Riter September 5, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Yes! You can buy them!!!


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