Moths 2008

The orb glows as someone interacts with The Moths by Jen Lewin
The glowing body of one of The Moths by Jen Lewin
A child reaches up towards the glowing orb of one of the Moths by Jen Lewin
Two hands rest on one of the glowing orbs of The Moths by Jen Lewin
The Moths by light artist Jen Lewin are assembled

Grants, Awards & exhibits

Exhibits
2009  City Hall: National City (Permanent)
2008  Atlas Center:  Boulder

Moths – 2008

Moths are three soft interactive robotic forms that are charged to movement by human connection. Moths are a participatory art piece; only by stopping and connecting physically do they come to life. The longer one stays, the longer the moth will continue to move even when the viewer leaves. Moths speak to light, to community, to gathering, and have an open ethereal dream like quality that will gracefully dance and glow in space.


Nova

Nova by light artist Jen Lewin on display
The central body of Nova by light artist Jen Lewin
Wings glow behind the body of Nova by light artist Jen Lewin

Location
Nova – 2016

Imagine a future where fluid transformation is prevalent. A future where boundaries between art, material, function and the human form stretch, blend and take new shape. The butterfly is a classical reference to metamorphosis. By creating something that blends humanity and art, another transformation takes shape. Nova takes art off the walls and into the world. This wearable installation speaks to light, to community, to gathering, and has an open ethereal dream like quality that gracefully dances and glows. From person to butterfly, from individual to art, this convergence is a conversation already happening in worldwide culture. Nova is meant to inspire graceful changes in the way we think about our relationship with technology and with each other.


Butterfly

The silk painted wings of The Butterfly by light artist Jen Lewin
The wings of the Butterfly by light artist Jen Lewin
The Butterfly on display by light artist Jen Lewin
Light artist Jen Lewin interacting with her work Butterfly
Circuits and silk painted wings of Butterfly by light artist Jen Lewin

Butterfly – 1999

Butterfly is a 10′ tall handmade interactive silk creature that moves and lights in response to human closeness. Approaching Butterfly ‘wakes it up’ and causes it to react to you with movement – each wing has 6 different areas that can sense human movement. As you move closer to a wing, it will move away from you at the same speed of your movement. Through curious interactions you can dance and play with a larger than life silk butterfly.

Each butterfly wing is a synthesis of silk, paint, and electronics. The wings are controlled by specially designed and printed circuit boards and analog proximity circuits cut to fit within the painted silk. Woven LEDS run from these boards throughout the painted wings, lighting up in animation as a user is near.

The eye piece is composed of 2 lenses, a small TV screen and hidden video camera that captures and projects the user. From afar, the piece glows with abstract pixels that resemble the curvature of an actual insect eye. Only when up close (very close) do you begin to see actual shapes in the lens….. on closer inspection these shapes become eyes, and even closer, you realize the eyes are your own.

GRANTS, AWARDS & EXHIBITS

2006  Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art: Boulder
2002  ITP Gallery New York University: New York City
2002-Current Lewin Private Collection


Light Curtain

The Light Curtain by light artist Jen Lewin
The Light Curtain by light artist Jen Lewin

Light Curtain – 2005

Light Curtain is a private piece commissioned to create an illuminated threshold. Light Curtain is created from hand woven fibers and LEDS that reflects light and movement in its environment.


RECODE:
How Jen Lewin developed the technology for her interactive sculptures | Code 2018

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