September 26, 2012
The British artist, inventor, and general wonderment-maker Luke Jerram unveiled a new kinetic sculpture today at the U.K. research and lab hub Bristol and Bath Science Park. Jerram has been serenading city dwellers the world over through his public art projects, from the traveling Play Me, I’m Yours pianos planted in public squares to the floating Sky Orchestra, which performs from hot-air balloons tricked out with speakers.
The artist’s new sculpture is more meditative than his public-art pieces, but it’s still musical. Measuring just over 16 feet tall, the work—the latest entry in Jerram’s chandelier series—consists of hundreds of glass bulbs that sparkle and flicker, speeding up and slowing down according to the presence of sunlight. So how does it work? Read more.