Lewin’s Edison series is a group of works that merge contemporary LED technology and interactivity with the historical incandescent lightbulb invented by Thomas Edison. In 2012, Edison bulbs ceased to be produced in the USA, prompting Lewin to begin this series using hand-blown glass bulbs custom designed to use LED light.
The original orb-shaped forms used in the Edison series evolved from the reuse of molds used to create The Pool in 2008.
The Braze Cloud currently located in NYC is part of Lewin’s private Cloud Collection.
Inspired by Edison bulbs, The Cloud will be displayed on the third-floor marketplace of The SoNo Collection. The sculpture will dangle eight glass orbs pieced together with welded metal rings, 2,800 custom-made vintage glass bulbs and 8,400 interactive LEDs designed to mimic the clouds in the sky. The Cloud glows white, blue and purple in response to guests making their way through the walkway. By combining old fashioned handmade elements with an interactive system and infrared heat-map camera to track movements below, The Cloud creates an interactive experience where guests essentially control the clouds while enhancing the work’s beauty and form.
The Edison Cloud Tusla is an interactive chandelier by Jen Lewin, created specifically for the Gathering Place Tulsa, Boat House.
Created from over 2100 custom glass bulbs, with hand embedded custom RGB pixel LEDs, The Edison Cloud twinkles and shifts as participants move under and around its form.
Composed of 5000 hand welded metal rings, 3000 vintage Edison bulbs, 3000 hand glued white LEDS, 3000 custom cables and over 60 custom controllers, The Edison Cloud represents both an old-fashioned handmade and new mentality. By walking under and around The Edison Cloud you will see a ghostly and low resolution version of your shadow within the sculpture. This provides an experience where the movement of your body brings both beauty and form to glass and digital clouds.
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