Nick

By Nick

LifeBuzz Staff

If You’ve got 5,500 Old Light Bulbs And A Huge Imagination You Too Could Do This…

Two artists, named Catlind R.C. Brown and Wayne Garret, created a captivating sculpture called NEW MOON. It uses about 5,500 burnt lightbulbs to illuminate while suspended in the air, and creates a sensation of standing right in front of the moon. Half of it is lit up and the other half is dark to mimic moon phases. The fun comes from seeing it from different perspectives, because as you walk around it you can see the phase changing.

The first version of the sculpture was presented at the Lexington Art League’s Luminosity Art Ball where all the guests were dressed fancy and enjoyed the NEW MOON sculpture over some drinks and music. Afterward, the display made its way to a permanent home at Triangle Park in downtown Lexington Kentucky with an extra, feature. After transporting the huge fragile sculpture across town, they installed a lever for people to turn which would spin the phases of NEW MOON for everyone surrounding the moon to see.

Moving the moon from it's original display area to it's permanent home.

Moving the moon from it's original display area to it's permanent home.

Imagine moving 5,500 lightbulbs with a lift like this...

Imagine moving 5,500 lightbulbs with a lift like this...

They must have driven very slowly to avoid breaking too many bulbs. Some did break though.

They must have driven very slowly to avoid breaking too many bulbs. Some did break though.

At the end of the day Triangle Park had a new moon to enjoy.

At the end of the day Triangle Park had a new moon to enjoy.

Anyone can help turn the phases of the moon with the lever below it.

Anyone can help turn the phases of the moon with the lever below it.

The changing phases of the moon from one perspective.

The changing phases of the moon from one perspective.

Watch NEW MOON in action at Triangle Park:

There's something about the moon that mystifies me and ignites my imagination with thoughts about the universe and my existence. I think this is part of what the artists were trying to capture with NEW MOON. What do you think?

Source: incandescentcloud.com

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