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Fruition of the Flow (2019)

66 cm x 93 cm x 20 cm

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

Fruition of the Flow comprises a cast that was taken from a wooden 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.

The sculpture is inspired by the sacred geometry that is seen in nature and frequently represented in ancient monumental structures. Another concept that has been represented in the piece, through its pixelated wave formation, is the principle of vibrational energy being the essence of everything. – Vibrational frequencies, creating waveforms, creating all that is.

Fruition of the Flow is a wall-mounted sculpture and 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 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.

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

Bottom Video: Shown in sequence mode. Music by Hauschka.

Soma (2019)

200cm x 45cm

Fluorescent acrylic, aluminium tube, clear acrylic tube, 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)

300cm x 87cm

Fluorescent acrylic, aluminium tube, clear acrylic tube, 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)

240cm x 90cm

Frosted acrylic, clear acrylic rod, clear acrylic tube, mirror acrylic, clear acrylic, stainless steel rod, aluminium tube, 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 Hauschka.

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

3-DELEQ (2007)

125cm x 52cm

Toughened glass, clear acrylic, electroluminescent pigment, polycarbonate colour filters, anodised aluminium tube, stainless steel rod, 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.

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

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

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