Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Andrew's Cactus Lights



Andrew's Cactus Lights, 2009
3 hanging lights, approx. 12' tall
Knit elastic, plastic cups, LEDs
Commission by Andrew McAleavey
Photos by Luke Goodman


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This was a commission for the person snoozing in the hammock. The 12-foot hanging sculptural lights are constructed of recycled plastic items and a knit outer matrix made of reused elastic cord.




In making this Cactus Light, I had to find a long-life lighting system that would not melt the plastic, learn how to wire the piece electrically, design a hanger that would support the weight, and find a way to install the lights sixteen feet above floor level.

What are Cactus Lights? 

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