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Interactive Light Sculpture Traveling To Artlink Contemporary Gallery, Indiana

“The Living Orb” Motion-Sensing Light Sculpture Traveling to Artlink Contemporary Gallery, Indiana

by Daric Gill

The Living Orb at night (glowing)

In its first debut since being completely re-built for new action, The Living Orb has been accepted into the Artlink Contemporary Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana.  The Living Orb is a motion-sensing sculpture that when presented with movement, wakes up and slowly pulses a white light. The wooden sphere is made from hand bent poplar laminations. Inside the sphere is a small brain; a circuit board called an Arduino that can be reprogrammed to do multiple tasks at once. A motion sensor picks up activity and tells white LED strips to ‘breathe’ with life. Artlink Regional Exhibition is juried by Danielle Riede.

 

The brain of The Living Orb, a re-programmable Arduino micro-controller
The brain of The Living Orb, a re-programmable Arduino micro-controller

Exhibition Dates:
January 5, 2018 – Feb 9, 2018

Opening Reception:
Friday, January 5, 2018, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m

Location:
ARTLINK
300 E Main Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Driving Directions (courtesy of Google Maps)

Hours
Tuesday – Saturday    12PM-7PM
Sunday      12PM-4PM
Monday     Closed

 

MAKE: Magazine Covers “The Living Orb”

A MAKE: Magazine Writeup

by Daric Gill

Today will be a short but exciting entry! I’m ecstatic to announce that MAKE: magazine has written an online article covering my latest kinetic light sculpture, “The Living Orb”. If you’re not familiar with the magazine, it’s a quarterly periodical and online leader of the maker movement. They are an amazing source for project tutorials, art & design blogs, electronics reviews, skill-building, and the fantastic projects & imaginations of interesting people across the globe.

[Go to article HERE]

 

Make Screenshot
Click the image to read their article

 

It’s a true honor to be acknowledged by MAKE:. A special thanks goes to contributing writer, Jeremy Cook who also happens to be a skilled engineer/maker. You can give him some online love at his website, DIYTripods.com or follow him on Twitter.

Want to see how “The Living Orb” was made? Follow the build process from start to finish here.

VIDEO, Living Orb Light Sculpture On Display At City Park

It’s been a wonderfully busy summer so far! Along with a myriad of other art opportunities, I’ve been diligently working on a new sculpture that has just been placed in one of Columbus’ City Parks. I’m quite proud to debut The Living Orb, a mixed medium sculpture that has a slowly pulsing white light that activates as the sun goes down.

My sculpture is a part of the Find Me in the Park- It’s TREEmendous project, an initiative organized by the Columbus Parks & Recreations that encourages community members to investigate our city parks in a new way. Located on the east side of the Goodale Park (across from the Pizzuti Collection), The Living Orb is my interpretation of a mini-treehouse. It’s solar powered and hangs roughly 15 ft up in the air. Continue to learn about the making of.

Full Process & Image Gallery After Article

[*UPDATE* MAKE: Magazine Features The Living Orb! Click here to see their article.]

Make Screenshot

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