LED Light Sculpture Mimics Celestial Bodies

The Lexington Art League unveiled a new interactive LED sculpture in Triangle Park in the heart of downtown Lexington, Kentucky on Feb. 21st. New Moon, a moon shaped lighting sculpture, was designed by Canadian artist-in-residence Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett as an ode to the celestial bodies above us. 

The New Moon light sculpture is created to mimic celestial bodies. The sculpture was designed specifically for Lexington's Triangle Park. (photo courtesy of CLOUD)

Designed specifically for the Lexington Art League, New Moon is created with a mixture of LED bulbs and incandescent bulbs. The incandescent bulbs were all donated by the local community which gives visitors a personal connection to the sculpture. 

New Moon is a combination of LEDs and donated incandescent bulbs graciously given to the Canadian artists by the local community in Lexington Kentucky. (photo courtesy of CLOUD)
New Moon light sculpture made its debut at the Luminosity Art Ball on Jan. 25th. (photo courtesy of CLOUD)

The display has had a few bumps along the way during its stay in the park. Earlier this week, a winter storm damaged the part of the sculpture that rotates the globe and also dimmed several lights on the interior. All damaged lights will be replaced with LEDs and the sculpture will continue to be on display until Mar. 28th. 

New Moon will be on display at the Lexington Triangle Park from Feb. 21-Mar. 28. 

The Canadian duo have created similar celestial-inspired works in the past that use LEDs and motion sensors;

Cloud

Cloud on display at GLOW Festival in Eindhoven, Netherlands on No. 9th. (photo courtesy of CLOUD)

 

Cloud is an interactive light sculpture which allows viewers to turn lights on and off by pulling the cords. (photo courtesy of CLOUD)

Solar Flare

Solar Flare on display in Calgary from Dec. 2013 - Feb. 2014. (photo courtesy of CLOUD)
Solar Flare during a community light performance while in Calgary. (photo courtesy of CLOUD)

To learn more about Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett and view their other light installations, please visit their website: CLOUD

Canadian artists Wayne Garrett (L) and Caitlind r.c. Brown (R). (photo courtesy of CLOUD)
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