This latest installation by Calgary-based artist Caitlin r.c. Brown and collaborator Wayne Garrett, called CLOUD, really turned a few heads. The artists took 6,000 new and burnt-out household light bulbs and arranged them into a one-night only display of luminous inspiration.
Audiences were invited to interact with CLOUD through simple participation. Who knew pull strings could be so exciting? Participants worked together to turn on and off different parts of the sculpture all while being mesmerized by its enticing glow.
We like the symbolism of working together to form really bright ideas that make this world shine.
How CLOUD works: The steel substructure of the sculpture is covered in a skin of incandescent light bulbs (new and burnt out), and rear-lit from within by 250 compact fluorescent bulbs, pulling a total power of approximately 20 amps (the equivalent of two household outlets). Each of these bulbs is attached to a pull-string, allowing viewers to control the illumination of the structure – like lightning in the CLOUD above them.
What’s your bright idea today and who are you excited to share it with?