Wind and light installation for Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi (stainless steel frame and rods, dichroic lenses, LED uplights), Image Credit: Rohan Venn
This piece is inspired by the essence of light and the importance of natural energy in modern day society. Spiralling down the sculpture in a double helix structure, 128 dichroic glass lenses are positioned to reflect and refract the light from sunrise to sunset. The wind generated is stored and at dusk a series of 3W, 3000K LED uplights illuminate the Stainless steel and glass Sculpture. The piece signifies the importance of renewable energy and the effortlessness of powering and illuminating the work.
Sculpture by the Sea runs from Bondi Beach to Tamarama Beach and is the world’s largest free to the public sculpture exhibition. The spectacular coastal walk is transformed into a 2km long sculpture park over three weeks featuring 100 sculptures by artists from Australia and across the world. This October marked 21 years of Sculpture by the Sea and each year over 500,000 people attend the exhibition.
Wind reflections was a collaboration with Nocturnal Lighting (Fabrication and illumination Twiggy Spike Lights), TILT Industrial design (Engineering) and iGuzzini (Sponsorship).