Visual Arts

From used light bulbs comes artists' 'New Moon'

New Moon, an interactive outdoor light sculpture, made its debut Saturday at the Lexington Art League's Art Ball at the Mason Structure on Angliana Avenue.
New Moon, an interactive outdoor light sculpture, made its debut Saturday at the Lexington Art League's Art Ball at the Mason Structure on Angliana Avenue. Lexington Herald-Leader

The League's annual Art Ball at the Mason Structure on Angliana Avenue featured the debut of New Moon, the signature sculpture in the forthcoming exhibit of light-based art, Luminosity. The 20-foot interactive sculpture was created by Calgary-based artists Wayne Garrett and Caitlind r.c. Brown, who have created similar sculptures from used light bulbs in Calgary, Moscow and Chicago. Area residents contributed more than 5,000 bulbs to the project during a late fall bulb drive.

The unveiling at Saturday night's black-tie gala was of the main portion of work, the moon. The complete work could not be assembled in time for the ball, Art League directors said, due to delays caused by the winter weather and closings at Bluegrass Community and Technical College, where the sculpture was built.

The completed sculpture will go on display at Triangle Park on Feb. 21. It will be displayed where the Christmas Tree stands during the holidays, and it will be interactive, with viewers able to manipulate the sculpture to show different phases of the moon.

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