Various plastics, steel, LEDs, raspberry pi
with Gwen Law & Olivia Mackall
A 12 foot high arch sculpture covered in a variety of corals made from different plastic materials and lit to add light, color, and movement.
Gwen created the sculptures out of a variety of plastics. I wrote my own software in pygame which maps enhanced images of coral to the plastic coral and displays them through LEDs on the sculptures, with added effects to mimic the movement and light patterns of ocean waves. We installed 600 LEDs in the sculpture. This will be a part of a larger installation.
Plastic, steel, LEDs, raspberry pis
with Gwen Law & Olivia Mackall
A tryptic installation that shows a material evolution of plastic bottles, light, and sound to depict garbage transforming into life. The Plastisphere narrates the story of oceanic animal life, forced to live and cohabitate in plastic garbage environments.
Gwen created the sculptures out of a variety of plastic bottles and caps, with some steel support. I wrote my own software in pygame which uses enhanced images of ocean life and displays them on the LEDs, with each of the three squids getting a unique set of images and settings to create its own personality and story. We installed approximately 300 LEDs in each piece. This will be a part of a larger installation.
9′ x 12′ x 4′
Steel, chickenwire, polyfill, LEDs, raspberry pi, fadecandy.
with Olivia Mackall
The wire-covered steel frame was given to Can Can Wonderland and I was asked to turn it into a light up cloud. I used 32 RGB LED strings with a total of 1600 LEDs, connected to 4 Fadecandies and a Raspberry Pi. It cycles through a series of different light programs. It hangs as a permanent installation in the back arcade at Can Can Wonderland.
18th Hole at Can Can Wonderland
Group project by: David Bryan, Laura Bryan, Cali Mastny, Caly McMorrow, Aaron Prust
Raspberry Pis, LEDs, HDPE plastic, sensors.
The 18th hole is part of an artist-designed mini golf course at Can Can Wonderland. It is a straight hole, over 200 feet long. We created 8 light poles with sensors mounted along the course, each controlled by a raspberry pi and networked together. They display a variety of light programs, and when a ball triggers a sensor, the light program will change.
Acrylic, LED ring, arduino gemma.
I laser cut and etched arcylic, which fits together in a circle. The LED ring slots in on the bottom and the arduino gemma fits below. There are 3 modes of light programs that allow the user to switch between calm and dynamic lighting.
plastic, fiber optics, electronics
Some plants exhibited: All Worlds Fair 2013 – San Francisco, CA
I created a series of alien-looking plants out of recyled plastics, fiber optics, LEDs and electronics. I was able to combine organic shapes through heating and shaping a variety of plastics, and technology with color-changing LEDs, to create something familiar, yet alien.
Video of Alien Flower changing color, controlled by an arduino microcontroller.
Steel, computer, electronics
Exhibited: Burning Man Art Festival – Black Rock City, NV
Star Tree was an interactive sound and light sculpture included in the festival centerpiece funded by the Burning Man Organization. The alien tree held light-up “stars” which would flicker and fade while visitors recorded an audio wish upon the 10-foot tall tree and listened to wishes played back randomly.