James Davis (1901-74) constructed kaleidoscopically
beautiful films that had no parallels or precedents in the arts. Davis descended into the planes of light created by his illuminated plastics, both men made films which existed outside of tradition, but anticipated films made decades later.
Davis started making films in 1946 and continued until his death (completing 113 films) to photograph his curved plastic sculpture, mobile-like structures that would hang in space, rotate and reflect/refract light into shifting pools
and points of color. Abstract and mysterious to many spectators, these waves and streams of light were for Davis images of "the causative force of nature."