Insect

Insect Light Sculpture close up
Insect Light Sculpture at night against dark background

I call it ‘Insect’ but you may have other ideas come to mind when looking at this amazing sculpture.

There is something alien and other-worldly about this piece.

Another piece inspired by Nikola Tesla, the great inventor and engineer who was a pioneer in his field. He was a true visionary, revolutionising the world with his ideas.
Both Insect and Tridua are sculptures in metals and light, intended to show my appreciation of that gifted man.

Insect looks great with or without being lit.
During the day Insect looks still, as if it was observing its surroundings. As dusk falls it awakens, becoming an integral part of its surroundings. If the room is faintly lit then multitudes of shadows can be observed on the walls and ceiling, reflecting the colours of the plasma.
The intensity of illumination of this light sculpture is controlled by a central round knob. As you change the level of light different elements within the sculpture are revealed or hidden.
Most beautiful are the copper elements when lit from within.

This project took months to complete but I greatly enjoyed playing with light, shadows and reflections.

Sizes in inches (approx): Sizes in cm (approx):
Height: 65
Width: 20
Depth: 19
Base (triangle): 19.50
Cable length: 118
Height: 165
Width: 50
Depth: 48
Base (triangle): 50
Cable length: 300
Weight: 33lbs Weight: 15kg
Lightbulb: LED element
Type of switch: dimmer knob
Main material: copper, stainless steel, oxidised mild steel
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