SUN DANCE

A short video, documenting SOLAR FLARE, including music by AM Static. SOLAR FLARE is an interactive sun sculpture designed to artificially prolong “golden hour” into the longest and coldest nights of the year.… Continue reading

SETTING THE SUN INTO THE SKY

It was very cold the night that SOLAR FLARE finally took to the sky. Not, perhaps, as cold as the days leading up to installation, but when you’re standing in slushy snow for… Continue reading

LIGHT PERFORMANCE

SOLAR FLARE is up and shimmering on Stephen Avenue (updates on the last freezing hours of install soon). To celebrate, you’re invited to participate in a Winter Solstice COMMUNITY LIGHT PERFORMANCE this Thursday,… Continue reading

UP AND AT ‘EM

We’re damn lucky no one on our team is overtly petrified of heights… Today, Wayne and our two palssistants, Lane Shordee & Andrew Frosst, lifted 6,820 pounds of concrete onto the rooftops surrounding… Continue reading

FOOLS GOLD

…and then there was light. In terms of lighting, we’re on to Plan B already. Plan A was based around LEDs and an arduino unit with programmable interactive light animations by talented electrical… Continue reading

ON SITE

Hiccups and complications. It’s winter in Canada. Why wouldn’t it snow? Better yet, why wouldn’t it snow several feet? SOLAR FLARE is a suspended piece, dangling precariously above the heavy pedestrian traffic of… Continue reading

SUN HUNTERS

It is another great adventure, and we are sun-hunters, cusping on the edge of the very bright light. The past few days have been idyllic. In the workshop, Wayne stokes the fire and… Continue reading

FORTUNES

I write this post on behalf of Wayne Garrett, who bravely wielded a camera in the welding shop while assisting our aluminum welder, David Benediktson, in building the core of SOLAR FLARE over… Continue reading

BY DESIGN

Moving swiftly towards many parallel conclusions, the progress of SOLAR FLARE will be quick and dirty. After returning from exhibiting  CLOUD at GLOW Forum of Art & Architecture in the Netherlands a week… Continue reading

ARTIFICIAL SUN

Balanced precariously on the edge of a new project, Wayne Garrett and I are plotting, preparing, researching, designing, testing, and finalizing plans to build a temporary artificial sun on Stephen Avenue in downtown… Continue reading