“CLOUD”

This piece is a beautiful interactive collaborative work made from 6,000 new and used light bulbs.  Below are 2 links, one to a video and the other to the artist’s site. Check them out to see more of the making and interaction of the piece. I love it and had to share.

To see a video click here.

To read more click here.

CLOUD is a large-scale interactive sculpture created from 6,000 light bulbs, new and burnt-out. Constructed by Calgary-based artists Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett, CLOUD was on public display for one-night-only during Calgary’s first Nuit Blanche Festival. As part of the process of creating the sculpture, the artists collected burnt out incandescent light bulbs from local households, businesses, museums, and eco stations. The idea was to create an informal collaboration between the community and the artists, reduce costs, and experiment with the potential of items post-use.

A second edition of CLOUD is presently being constructed in Moscow, commissioned by Garage Center for Contemporary Culture. The piece will be on display as part of Art Experiment 2013 from January 2 – 23, 2013.

– Jessica Jane Julius

"Cloud"- made from 6000 new and used light bulbs. photo credit Doug Wong

“Cloud”- made from 6000 new and used light bulbs. photo credit Doug Wong

"Cloud"- made from 6000 new and used light bulbs. photo credit Doug Wong

“Cloud”- made from 6000 new and used light bulbs. photo credit Doug Wong

Imagery and Glass Course Update

The last 2 weeks in my Imagery and Glass course have been a blast. We have been working with enamels, rayzist, and silk-screening. Loo Bain (recent MFA graduate in fibers) was amazing in guiding us through the silk-screening process. Also we have done experimental slumping and just received new bullseye slumping molds to play with. Next week we will be experimenting with using a flat scanner on 3-D glass objects- I love this project, check out the examples below of previous student scanned images.

– Jessica Jane Julius

Madeline Smith, Senior, Image made using the flat scanner on flameworked glass

Madeline Smith, Senior                                                      Image made using the flat scanner of flameworked glass

Colin Lusis image made from using a flat scanner

Colin Lusis, Senior                                                                   Image made from using a flat scanner, magnets, metal, sheet glass

Susie Sewell working on scanning project

Susie Sewell, senior, working on scanning project

glass object being scanned on a flat scanner

glass object being scanned on a flat scanner

Deborah Czeresko is in the studio!

Deborah is back! She was our Artist-in-Residence last semester and will be here working for three days between now and April. She will give a lecture on Wednesday April 17 at 1.30pm in Tyler 121. All are welcome!

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