Thursday, March 01, 2007

Silver City + Red Light



This is a project I've been working on for the past few days. It started out as an idea of adding some interesting light to my room, but then I started sketching and this popped into my head.

The original plan was to make something out of copper, but I had some old aluminum laying around and not a bunch of copper so I reversed the color scheme.

I cut out the shape and then I had to start bending and stretching the metal, until I got the dimension I wanted it to have, instead of it just being a flat shape. I cut out crosses from copper scrap and then used some wire to make small stand-offs so the crosses would float in midair and not be flat against the aluminum (flat is boring) and attached them with glue.

The light is provided by a single led attached to 2 AA batteries. I think if I make another artwork like this I would add another led to make it brighter.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is still the coolest piece of artwork I have seen in a long time. Not only the concept of the art piece but the form of a city. You are just such a cool guy! I'm glad to say I know ya :)

a.k.a. Brady said...

Thanks!