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Triangulite (2021)

Interactive Light Sculpture

44cm x 20cm x 20cm

Redwood, oak, clear acrylic, frosted acrylic, Bluetooth app control system, colour changing LED light source.

Triangulite is a tabletop, interactive sculpture, comprising fifteen redwood (pine) triangles. The triangles are stacked on top of each other, with a central acrylic tube running through the middle, linking them together. The central tube comprises an inner tube, with five meters of RGB LED strip lights fitted to it, looping vertically around the inside and outside of the tube. Then a frosted acrylic tube fits over the top of the inner tube, in order to diffuse the light source and create a glowing ambience.

The triangles are separated slightly by clear acrylic spacer tubes. These create small gaps between each triangle, allowing light to project from the centre, casting coloured illumination over the woodgrain of the sculpture and its surroundings. The triangles are able to rotate independently, allowing various geometric patterns to be created through pleasing tactile interaction.

The sculpture has a triangular oak base, which houses the Bluetooth control system for the lighting. This enables interaction with the sculpture via an app and allows the selection of colours, programming of sequences and an almost infinite variety of lighting effects. The piece also has an integrated microphone, enabling the sound that is sensed to be transformed into a synchronised audio-visual display.

Shown in sequence mode. Music by Alice Coltrane.

Loving in the Face of Fear (2021)

Interactive Light Sculpture / Illuminating Table

From the Relaxaa range – Designed to aid relaxation and meditation

47cm x 64cm x 42cm

Oak, ash, mahogany, elm, walnut, rose quartz, garden quartz, aura rose quartz, bronze, toughened glass, Smart control system, colour changing LED light source.

Loving in the Face of Fear is a hybrid piece of functional art… It is a sculptural coffee table and an interactive light sculpture, rolled into one. Crafted from five different varieties of hardwood and three different varieties of crystal, the piece has a toughened glass top and also includes a special, cast bronze detail.

The central, geometric element is made up of hundreds of tiny, hand-sculpted pieces of oak. These miniature oak structures create an abstract diorama, depicting the suggestion of a sci-fi-esque cityscape.

During the creation of this piece, whilst daydreaming of the many iconic, cityscape escapades depicted throughout recent history, I had the vision of including a (happy / jovial / triumphant) King Kong-type character. My intention being to represent the transformation of a symbol that has long been perceived as a fear inducing presence, to that of one that stands for the projection of positivity… One that wholeheartedly encourages… ‘Loving in the Face of Fear’!

…So, in collaboration with my friend, Paul Winslow, the ‘Micro Kong’ (standing only 2cm tall) was hand-sculpted in wax and then cast in solid bronze. This Micro Kong can be seen, with a big grin on its face, rejoicing atop one of the oak ‘skyscrapers’.

This illuminating table is from the Relaxaa range, which incorporates pieces that aid relaxation and meditation, thereby improving wellbeing. Created using specially designed patterns, that are scientifically proven to relax your brain; in conjunction with chromatherapy (colour therapy), whereby coloured light is utilised to help induce states of serenity.

The piece has an internal Smart control system, connected to state-of-the-art LEDs that are concealed within the outer frame of the table. This enables interaction with the piece via any Smart enabled device, allowing the selection of colours, programming of sequences and an almost infinite variety of lighting effects. The table can be integrated into any Smart home system and can also access the microphone in any smartphone or handheld device, transforming the sound that is sensed into a synchronised audio-visual display.

Top Video: Shown in sound response mode, with music by Tony Allen + Hugh Masekela.

Middle Video: Shown in sound response mode, with music by Aphex Twin.

Bottom Video: Shown in sound response mode, with music by Chill Beats Music + Just Steezy Things.

Radiate Love (2020)

Interactive Light Sculpture

300cm x 87cm

Pine, aluminium, clear acrylic, mirror acrylic, Smart control system, motion sensors, colour changing LED light source.

Radiate Love is an interactive (SMART) sculpture, comprising sixty pine triangles. Each triangle is rotated slightly from the one below, creating a spiralling vortex of wood, towering above your head.

This sculpture has a triangular, pine base which houses a Smart control system. The control system is connected to three strips of state-of-the-art LEDs, that run through the centre of the triangles. This enables interaction with the sculpture via an app and allows the selection of colours, programming of sequences and an almost infinite variety of lighting effects. The piece can be integrated into any Smart home system and can also access the microphone in any smartphone or handheld device, transforming the sound that is sensed into a synchronised audio-visual display.

Top Video: Shown in sound response mode, with music by ((( O ))).

Bottom Video: Shown in sound response mode, with music by FKJ + ((( O ))).

in Balance (2019)

Interactive Light Sculpture

From the Relaxaa range – Designed to aid relaxation and meditation

67cm x 104cm x 24cm

Pine, Eco-board, steel, Smart control system, colour changing LED light source.

in Balance comprises a collection of twenty-one separate arrangements of wooden blocks, each arrangement is made up of six identically sized pieces of wood. These 3D geometric forms have then been mirrored and rotated, to create a tessellated pattern; visually representing a state that’s in balance between simplicity and complexity, ‘simplexity’, if you will. A balanced state of harmony that exists in systems observed in the natural world.

This is a wall sculpture from the Relaxaa range, which incorporates pieces that aid relaxation and meditation, thereby improving wellbeing. Created using specially designed patterns, that are scientifically proven to relax your brain; in conjunction with chromatherapy (colour therapy), whereby coloured light is utilised to help induce states of serenity.

in Balance has an internal Smart control system, connected to state-of-the-art LEDs that are concealed within the piece. This enables interaction with the sculpture via an app and allows the selection of colours, programming of sequences and an almost infinite variety of lighting effects. The piece can be integrated into any Smart home system and can also access the microphone in any smartphone or handheld device, transforming the sound that is sensed into a synchronised audio-visual display.

Top Video: Shown in sound response mode, with music by LV (DjRum remix).

Bottom Video: Shown in colour mixing mode. Music played by Fredrik Lundberg (written by Aphex Twin).

Fruition of the Flow (2019)

Interactive Light Sculpture

From the Relaxaa range – Designed to aid relaxation and meditation

66cm x 93cm x 20cm

Jesmonite, pine, Smart control system, colour changing LED light source.

Fruition of the Flow comprises a cast of a wooden waveform sculpture that consists of 280 sections of end-grain timber. – A rubber mould was made of the wooden sculpture and then a cast was created from the mould, using a white, eco-resin called Jesmonite, that has a stone-like appearance.

This is a wall sculpture from the Relaxaa range, which incorporates pieces that aid relaxation and meditation, thereby improving wellbeing. Created using specially designed patterns, that are scientifically proven to relax your brain; in conjunction with chromatherapy (colour therapy), whereby coloured light is utilised to help induce states of serenity.

Fruition of the Flow has an internal Smart control system, connected to state-of-the-art LEDs that are concealed within the wooden outer frame. This enables interaction with the sculpture via an app and allows the selection of colours, programming of sequences and an almost infinite variety of lighting effects. The piece can be integrated into any Smart home system and can also access the microphone in any smartphone or handheld device, transforming the sound that is sensed into a synchronised audio-visual display.

Shown in sound response mode, with music by LV and Tigran Hamasyan.

Soma (2019)

Interactive Light Sculpture

200cm x 45cm

Fluorescent acrylic, aluminium, clear acrylic, river red gum tree burr, mahogany, sound to light driver (with integrated microphone), sequence driver, colour changing LED light source.

Soma is from the Naturesynth series of sculptures. Naturesynths are upcycled, interactive light sculptures that are created from waste materials. They are made by heat-sculpting discarded offcuts of acrylic, which are then combined with wood and metal to create vibrant representations of nature’s energy.

This Naturesynth sculpture has a tropical hardwood burr base, which is fitted to the top of a mahogany plinth. The plinth houses the LED control system for the two central strips of LEDs. The control system allows the selection of colours and sequences, as well as the sensitivity adjustment of the integrated microphone (for the sound response function).

Shown here in sound response mode, with music by Hauschka.

Interdimensional Antenna + Plant Music (June 2019)

This video shows the sculpture, Interdimensional Antenna, reacting to ‘Plant Music’. – To create Plant Music, electrodes are fixed to the leaves of a plant to detect changes in its electrical activity. The electrical currents that all plants produce, fluctuate in relation to their environment (including touching of the leaves). With the use of Midi Sprout electronics, this electrical activity is then converted into Plant Music, to which sound responsive sculptures can react.

Interdimensional Antenna (2018)

Interactive Light Sculpture

300cm x 87cm

Fluorescent acrylic, aluminium, clear acrylic, mirror acrylic, pine, Smart control system, colour changing LED light source, blacklight blue (UV) LED light source.

This heat-sculpted acrylic sculpture has a triangular, pine base which houses a Smart control system. The control system is connected to three, central strips of state-of-the-art LEDs. This enables interaction with the sculpture via Smart technology and allows the selection of colours, programming of sequences and an almost infinite variety of lighting effects. The piece can be integrated into any Smart home system and can also access the microphone in any smartphone or handheld device, transforming the sound that is sensed into a synchronised audio-visual display.

DNA (2010)

Interactive Light Sculpture

240cm x 90cm

Frosted acrylic, clear acrylic, mirror acrylic, stainless steel, aluminium, mirror glass, oak, programmable LCD control panel, sound to light driver, sequence driver, colour changing LED light source.

DNA is a sound responsive light sculpture that is based on the double helix formation of a DNA molecule. The main section of the sculpture consists of 177 handcrafted, frosted acrylic pieces. Housed in the hexagonal oak base is a powerful LED projector. The light that is projected upwards from the base of the sculpture is diffused across the surface of the acrylic pieces. There are large circular mirrors at the top and bottom of the DNA column that create an infinite reflection of the illuminated double helix formation. The light source can be controlled from the LCD control panel that is located on the front of the base. The control panel enables the programming and selection of colours, sequences, brightness and the sound response function. The control panel also has an Ethernet connection and built-in web server to enable computer programming of the light sculpture, allowing the selection and mixing of millions of colours.

Top Video: Shown in sound response mode, with music by Aphex Twin.

Bottom Video: Shown in sound response mode, with music by Somadril.

3-DELEQ x3 (2007)

Interactive Light Sculpture

125cm x 52cm

Toughened glass, clear acrylic, electroluminescent pigment, polycarbonate, anodised aluminium, stainless steel, sound to light driver, sequence driver.

3-DELEQ stands for 3-Dimensional, ElectroLuminescent, EQualiser. It is a sound responsive light sculpture that uses electroluminescent technology. 3-DELEQ has been created so that any music or sound can be input, the sound is then split into 3 separate frequency ranges and individually represented by the 3 different coloured sets of rings. Bass frequencies are represented by the red rings, mid-range frequencies are represented by the yellow rings and treble frequencies are represented by the green rings. The higher the level of each of the individual frequency ranges that are sensed, the more rings that represent that frequency range are illuminated, starting from low levels at the bottom, to high levels at the top. 3-DELEQ creates an animated, visual representation of the sounds that you are hearing, similar to a graphic equaliser display but in a three-dimensional, cylindrical form.

“I wanted to create an audio-visual experience that takes the enjoyment of music to a higher level, where you can see the sound as well as hear it.” – Jamie Barrett – FUTURETRO.

There is also a sequence driver in 3-DELEQ, so that pre-set patterns can be programmed. This allows a visual display to be created that can be enjoyed without the need of any sound being input.

(There are three separate 3-DELEQ sculptures displayed in this video).

Shown in sound response mode, with music by Aphex Twin.

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