I’m creating a glass and LED sculpture for the Portland Winter Light Festival this February 4-12, 2022. I will be assembling pieces of common household glass objects and illuminating them with strings of colored LED’s and programmed, of course, with Pixelblaze. I’ll have no problem with the physical construction and wiring, etc., but I’m looking for a collaborator who would be interested in programming, or helping me to program the lights.
I posted a small scale concept of the piece here (with random programming). The final piece will use larger glass objects and be about 60" wide x 18" deep and 30" tall.
Here’s a description:
“Skyline” will be an assemblage of 3 dimensional forms and shapes, made primarily of second hand or recycled household glass objects collected over time. The objects range from transparent and smooth, clear and faceted, to some having frosted or diffusing areas. Each element of the scene will incorporate colored and/or white LED lighting which will be programed to change over time and move throughout the piece. “Skyline” comes alive with the way the elements are lit, and how it changes over changes over time. Similarities of the glass forms to architectural shapes, seen commonly in an urban environment, evoke memories of a city and the life within. I see the elements of light as loose metaphor for the people and pace of life within a bustling metropolis. I hope to convey that activity by the way the lighting is programmed, starting with slow, colorless and sparse, building in intensity, movement and color as the “city” comes alive. It peaks at “mid-day”, followed by the energy and colors of “night-life” only to fade into the darkness before the “dawn” of a new day. While the lighting is moving throughout the “city”, the glass itself adds texture and surprise to the light altering it with reflections and refractions and adding to the magic. I aim to have a similar, pattern occur about every 15 mins., but it will not be identical, but rather evolve to keep the viewer’s attention engaged beyond just one “night & day” cycle.