An Interactive Light Installation
“The moon is a mysterious, seductive, and powerful entity. It draws the tides and eclipses the sun, and yet, perhaps by virtue of its relationship with night and darkness, the moon is an intimate celestial body – she casts her silver light as if for each dreamer individually.” The artists Caitlind R.C. Brown & Wayne Garrett write about their new work: New Moon.
An eye-catching piece of art stands on in Triangle Park, Lexington, to attract and engage passersby. The installation is a very innovative creation that utilizes approximately 5500 burnt out incandescent bulbs collected from local communities. As children and adults start taking part in this art piece they begin to engage with one another, creating a very playful and fun public atmosphere. The wheel of the installation says “turn me”, inviting people to engage with the art; as they do so, they manipulate the direction of light being produced, mimicking the actual phases of the moon, as if they were controlling the passing of time.
The purpose of the entire structure is to allow individuals to play and to discover new possibilities in a fun and inviting environments. It is an attraction hub for social and public activities; as a forever-changing center piece, New Moon connects people to concepts such as light and darkness. The installation was revealed on February 21, 2014 connecting people for a chance to play in a beautiful outdoor space.