Phase ONE- Research + design concepts
Phase Two – designs, development + sketch models
Phase Three – Mock up 1
Phase Four – Mock up 2
Phase Five – Start to work for final artwork
Phase Six – Take artwork picture & Finish process
Phase Seven – Final & Presentation
Whom you are designing this installation for?
Since our design is inspired by the ocean, we design light installation-art for an organization that promotes clean sustainable water system. Our design inspired by the ocean suggests coexistence and interaction between nature and human surrounding space of the artwork.
The Form & Function of Lighting
Lighting is the foundation to our vision, the most powerful of our senses. Light is visible radiant energy, revealing our world in all its shapes and colors to us. Electric light came into existence around 1880 with the development of the carbon filament light bulb. Advances in lighting technology in the early twentieth century led to the development of luminaires, or light fixtures. Light fixtures provide a path for electricity to power a light bulb and our fixtures allow for visual activity day or night, enhance our décor, create a mood, and even provide safety in otherwise hard-to-see environments. While initially light fixtures were utilitarian, over the past 125 years they have evolved into the cornerstones of all built environments. Light fixtures not only allow us to see, but they also provide character, charm, and ambiance in our spaces.
“If the ocean die, we die” – Captain Paul Watson
PARLEY IS THE SPACE WHERE CREATORS, THINKERS AND LEADERS COME TOGETHER TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR THE BEAUTY AND FRAGILITY OF OUR OCEANS AND COLLABORATE ON PROJECTS THAT CAN END THEIR DESTRUCTION.
Since we and Parley foundation promotes clean sustainable water system, we create the light installation using recycled water bottle, bubble wrap, and air pads that we throw away unconsciously in our daily life and it will release on World Oceans day at UN ocean conference as a lighting decoration.
Ocean’s Importance: Why should we protect it?
- 99% of the biosphere is housed in the oceans.
- Every second breath we take is generated by the oceans.
- More than seven-tenths of Earth’s surface is blue.
- We’ve explored less than 5% of the oceans.
- Every minute, the equivalent of a dump truck of plastic enters the oceans.
- By 2050, there may be more plastic than fish in our oceans by weight.
- 12 people have walked on the moon. Only 3 have been to the deepest part of the ocean.
- 90% of big fish species have disappeared since 1950.
- The largest living structure on Earth is found in the oceans: The Great Barrier Reef.
- Plastic is found in 90% of seabirds and more than half the world’s sea turtles.
What is a chandelier?
A chandelier is a branched ornamental light fixture designed to be mounted on ceilings or walls. Chandeliers are often ornate, and normally use incandescent light bulbs, though some modern designs also use fluorescent lamps and recently LEDs.
Classic chandeliers have arrays of hanging crystal prisms to illuminate a room with refracted light, while contemporary chandeliers assume a more minimalist design that does not contain prisms and illuminate a room with direct light from the lamps, sometimes also equipped with translucent glass covering each lamp. Modern chandeliers have a more modernized design that uses LEDs, and combines the elements of both classic and contemporary designs; some also equipped with refractive crystal prisms or small mirrors.
Look into the history or Eastern and Western evolution of lighting, what is the difference in the use?
Natural Light: The most important source of light is the sun and perhaps the most underappreciated use of this abundant light is architecture designed to take advantage of it
Torches: the first attempt at man-made lighting occurred about 70,000 years ago. The first lamp was invented made of a shell, hollowed-out rock, or other similar non-flammable object which was filled with a combustible material (probably dried grass or wood), sprinkled with animal fat (the original lighter fluid) and ignited.
Candles & The Introduction Of The Wick: Wicks in combination with early candle materials like beeswax or tallow (a derivative of animal fat) then represented the most significant technological lighting advancement since the discovery of fire itself. According to author Patricia Telesco “candle holders dating to the fourth century B.C. have been found in Egypt.” She credits the Greeks and Romans with introducing the wick to the Egyptian idea of wickless tallow lighting. Asian societies were separately making candles out of whale fat as early as 200 B.C.Candles & The Introduction Of The Wick: Wicks in combination with early candle materials like beeswax or tallow (a derivative of animal fat) then represented the most significant technological lighting advancement since the discovery of fire itself. According to author Patricia Telesco “candle holders dating to the fourth century B.C. have been found in Egypt.” She credits the Greeks and Romans with introducing the wick to the Egyptian idea of wickless tallow lighting. Asian societies were separately making candles out of whale fat as early as 200 B.C.
- Gas lamps: Developed in England in 1790 and introduced to the United States shortly thereafter by William Murdoch. Only a few decades later gas fuel was being used for street lighting in major eastern cities of the United States. Different types of gas have been used over the years to include methane, acetylene, butane, propane, hydrogen, and natural gas. The growth of gas lamps and the infrastructure to support them in cities and suburbs mirrored the advancements of the era in hydrocarbon fuel production (coal and petroleum production and distillation).
- Electric lamps: The first electric light was created by Englishman Humphry Davey. According to the US Department of Energy Davy “demonstrated the first incandescent light to the Royal Institute in Great Britain, using a bank of batteries and two charcoal rods.” His invention was what we commonly refer to as an arc light.
Five Most Common Electric Light Sources
This is the original light bulb that Thomas Edison invented in the 1870’s. The technology behind it has changed little since then. Incandescent bulbs produce light when an electric current passes through a thin wire causing it to glow. They are also called general service, A-lamps or A-19 lamps. Reflector or parabolic reflector lamps, also known as flood or spot lamps are a variation of an incandescent.
This is Is a type of incandescent bulb that has been around for 50 years. Halogen filaments are housed in smaller quartz bulbs filled with halogen gases, such as iodine or bromine, which increase the efficacy of the lamp versus a plain incandescent lamp.
Is a low pressure mercury-vapor gas-discharge lamp that uses fluorescence to produce visible light. Fluorescent bulbs were widely introduced at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York City. They developed and evolved in response to energy crises and were quickly adopted in military, commercial and industrial spaces. The initial fluorescents were Linear followed by Compact Fluorescents which became popular in the mid-1980’s as a replacement for incandescent bulbs.
- HID (High Intensity Discharge Lamps )
HID lamps are a type of electrical gas-discharge lamp which uses a capsule of gas instead of the filament used in an incandescent lamp. The light is produced from an arc discharge between two closely spaced tungsten electrodes and through a plasma or ionized gas.
- LED (Light Emitting Diode)
LEDs are a semiconductor typically made from silicon. As electrons pass through the LED, it turns into light. LEDs are more efficient at turning energy into light compared to incandescent, CFL or halogen bulbs since less energy radiates from the bulb as heat. It refers to technology in which the light is emitted by solid-state electroluminescence as opposed to incandescent bulbs, where the light is emitted via thermal radiation.
What are the light installations/art installations?
—-light installations/art installations: Installations in which light is the main medium of expression.
- It is an art form in which either a sculpture produces light, or light is used to create a “sculpture” through the manipulation of light, colors, and shadows.
Examples from the design and art world
—-Dan Flavin: created light installations (or “situations” as he preferred to call them) that became icons of Minimalism. A number of the sculptures feature tubes traversing corners or doorways, or at a right angle to the wall, further engaging the architecture of a room.