One way I can tell the holiday season has arrived is when some of the neighborhood houses are covered in christmas lights and lawns are populated by radioactive reindeer. However, artists around the world have taken lighting and sculpture in much more creative directions, often making spectacular, large-scale installations. Some of the Bruce Munro company’s purely artistic work includes their Field of Light project, which is inspired by the Australian red desert and places fiber optic designs in both museums and the English countryside.
The work of Rainer Kehres and Sebastian Hungerer includes their Space Invaders installation, featuring a grid of uniquely shaped and colored lamps that adjust their light intensity based on a passerby’s movements. In their Chorus project, the same kinds of lamps are used in place of a church’s roof that had burned down, redefining perhaps the whole impact of stained glass.