An Interactive Cloud Made of 6,000 Light Bulbs Look Great
“CLOUD” is a large-scale interactive sculpture created from 6,000 light bulbs, new and burnt-out. Constructed by Calgary-based artist Caitlind r.c. Brown and collaborator Wayne Garrett, CLOUD was on public display for one-night-only during Calgary’s first Nuit Blanche Festival
The piece is made from 1,000 working lightbulbs on pullchains and an additional 5,000 made from donated burnt out lights donated by the public.
The idea was to create an informal collaboration between the community and the artists, reduce costs, and experiment with the potential of items post-use.
The steel substructure of the sculpture was covered in a skin of incandescent light bulbs (new and burnt out), and rear-lit from within by 250 compact fluorescent bulbs, pulling a total power of approximately 20 amps (the equivalent of two household outlets).