LizLessnerArtwork
Rainbox
2015
Wood, acrylic, electro-luminescent tape, microcontrollers, scent
16" x 18" x 16"
Viewers stick their head inside the plain birch box which is lined with black silk impregnated with the scents of fresh rain, ozone, and pine. The electroluminescent tape is programmed with a flickering rhythm that mimics the pattern of falling rain. The electronic components emit a faint whine, like the buzz of neon, and the light reflects through specialty plexi windows which have mirrored squares that reflect points of blue light, mimicking rain droplets on the window. This sculpture represents a new direction in my work that uses qualities of light as gestural elements that evoke iconic emotions.
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