- Public Art
The solar sculptures evolved from my desire for an alternative version of the fire sculptures that could be safe and durable for the public art realm.
I produced the first solar powered sculpture, Light of 1000 Souls, in 2005, with my friend, and electrical engineer, Joe Martin.
These multi-dimensional sculptures gain their energy from the sun during the day. At night they bloom with an array of patterns, color and light.
Light 1000 Souls
Mild steel, stainless steel, acrylic globes, RGB LEDs, solar panel, lighting controller
12’ tall x 6’ wide x 6’ deep
Light 1000 Souls II
Mild steel, acrylic globes, RGB LEDs, solar panel, lighting controller
7’ tall x 7’ wide x 7’ deep (footprint)
Similar in concept to the first incarnation, the lights in this installation display two distinct patterns that are synchronized to repeat every 30 minutes.
Luminous Lilies is an installation of four 15’ tall sculptures, each with five hand-forged steel stalks and stainless steel leaves. A solar lighting controller automatically turns on the LED illuminated globes each night; reflect their vibrant color patterns against the brushed stainless steel. The sculptures display three distinct fifteen-minute color patterns that are synchronized to repeat every 45 minutes.