By LEDs ★☆★
This illuminated arch rises up out of the water and surrounds a foot bridge in Austin, Texas
East Side Collective, a co-working design studio featuring co-founder Tim Derrington and member Wilson Hanks, along with Drophouse Design have recently worked together to create a temporary installation as part of the Waller Creek Conservancy’s “Creek Show“, in Austin, Texas.
“Deep Curiosity” is an illuminated arch that rises up out of the water and surrounds a foot bridge over the Waller Creek to create the illusion of a never ending circle that inspires imaginative thought and an appreciation for both the natural and man-made elements found in and around the same area.
The light installation is made from strips of curved steel that have been welded and formed into a curved arch.
The arch is made up of sections that were constructed in a warehouse and were later assembled on site in the water and above the bridge.
The partially submerged circular form combines reality with the power of illusion to encourage people to think about and appreciate the complexity of the creek and celebrate the possibility of future perfection in the Waller Creek area.
LED Backlit Poster Frame - Big Naked Wall
Big Naked Wall, an online art gallery that exclusively focuses on backlit art is announcing its official launch this week with the unveiling of their “Life is a Feeling” campaign.
Big Naked Wall is a provider of large, backlit, and interchangeable artwork. The backlit aspect of the artwork is new to the art industry and is currently unique to the marketplace.
“We feel our product will resonate with designers and art enthusiasts alike. It invokes an emotion and feeling and at the essence that is what designers are selling; feeling. Our contemporary art concept allows for flexibility in design at a modest investment” says Raymond Wali, Creative Director at Big Naked Wall.
Titled “Genesis” by Zouassi, this artwork is the same as previous. However, once the lights are dimmed, you can see the visual impact these backlit frames make on its environment.
In addition to the art being backlit, it is also interchangeable. This means a new piece of artwork can be purchased without the frame and the existing image can be replaced. Big Naked Wall works with popular artists around the world to provide limited edition pieces.
The frame and artwork are self-assembled on site so they are easily shipped and can accommodate larger sizes without special handling or shipping charges.
“Our backlit art provides a new depth and impact that traditional canvas art does not. Our frame system is unique, in that you can easily purchase additional art and swap it out as desired. These pieces look great in commercial or residential applications, we are excited to bring this to market” adds Raymond.
Titled ”Colored Spectacle” by Mark Lovejoy, this is an example of the differences shown when artwork is backlit vs non-backlit.
Titled “Astronaut in Space” by Zouassi. This is another backlit art piece that showcases the deep impact that the backlighting provides on its environment. The picture below is used to show the relative contrast of when the artwork is backlit vs non-backlit.
Source: dzinetrip, bignakedwall
Six giant illuminated humanoid figures have invaded our planet. These giants from afar will give audiences the impression that they have just landed and are quietly and gently exploring our ‘fantastic planet’. As with Parer’s globally successful public art exhibit Intrude, these forms are not randomly placed sculptures but rather can be strategically placed to give the impression that the giant humanoids have taken over an entire land or cityscape.
Inspiration for this light installation has been taken from the 1973 Czech/ French film Fantastic Planet (French: La Planète sauvage). This stop motion science fiction film directed by René Laloux depicted a story set in an unimaginably distant future in a world of gargantuan humanoids and where human beings are a feral race. This view is shared by naturalist and television presenter David Attenborough, where he has stated that humans are threatening their own existence and that of other species by using up the world’s resources. “We are a plague on the Earth. It’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde. Either we limit our growth or the natural world will do it for us,” he told the BBC Radio Times.
360 pcs. of LT-200 LED tubes were used for a big art installation at the bridge of Port the Flandre, created by Light Designer Jean-Jacques Marotte. It was one of 11 artworks that lit up Brussels during the Bright Brussels Winter project that took place from 2 December 2016 to 5 February 2017.
Marotte had creative freedom to form his contribution to the project. It was important to him to celebrate this crossroads between two populations and the Brussels canal. He ended up with a concept of an illuminated bridge that connected the two sides of the river. Four lines of LED lights span the breadth of the water, spawning waves of light 15 metres in the air. He chose to LT-200 LED tubes from SGM:
“I was looking for a product that had a 360° viewing angle. It was also crucial with a solution that was IP65-rated because of the rainy and snowy weather circumstances and because of the fact that it had to stay outdoors for two months.”
Via WIFI, he was able to control the pixel mapping from a distance. Marotte has a long track record, using LT-100/LT-200 in his installations:
“Indeed, I know the product very well and have already used it several times in TV, where the actual output is very important. In this case, the clear advantage for me was that the product’s IP65-rating allowed me to control it without the need of any extra rain cover.”
Supply and installation: Christian Stenuit from CST
Preparation and technical follow-up: Didier Dewaele from CST
Products used for this project:
A workshop, organised by postgraduates of illumination from UNAM (University of Mexico), used three different types of LED wash light fixtures from SGM. The installation took place at the grounds of UNAM’s main campus, Ciudad Universitaria. The light installations were applied to the Sculpture Space; a walk that integrates art and ecology. Three prominent sculptures were highlighted by SGM wash lights:
Las Serpientes del Pedregal:
2 pcs. of P-5 and 10 pcs. P-2
12 pcs. of P-2
Coronal del Pedregal:
5 pcs. of i-2
Products used for this project:
P-5 P-2 i-2 RGBW