Incredible Incandescent Sculpture

From the desk of Chris Lee


Visitors at Calgary’s first Nuit Blanche festival were treated to gorgeous illuminated cloud made from burnt out incandescent bulbs in the city’s Olympic Plaza. Designed by Caitlind r.c. Brown and collaborator Wayne Garrett, CLOUD is a large-scale interactive sculpture. Over 6,000 reclaimed bulbs cover a wire skeleton frame, which is illuminated with energy-efficient CFL bulbs on the inside. Festival-goers merrily gathered underneath the cloud, playfully turning lights off and on with metal pull strings into the wee hours of the night.


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