Whether I can light them has been one of the biggest question I get when I show my 3D-printed sculptures.
So that sent me on a quest to figure out the best way to light them, especially the sculptures in my new Wabi-Sabi series.
But just like creating a sculpture series, I’m always following the “What if ….”
The most recent sculpture I’ve lit is one titled Solar Reactor, and I approached it a different way than I have the others….
For the rest I 3D printed a base in which the light sat in the base and projected up into the sculpture.
For this large 3D-printed sculpture, I made an aluminum base in my metal-working studio. It has a reflector countersunk into the aluminum base (and yes, you can get to the light to replace when needed).
I was looking forward to introducing some of these lighted 3D-printed sculptures at the art show Sculpture Tucson in early April, but it got canceled. So I still don’t know how people will really react to these lighted sculptures.
I do know one thing, though: they are cool!
Here’s a video of some of my other lighted 3D-printed sculptures:
Let me know what you think of them in the comments section below.