SCU•Presents Re-Cyclone

Installation of Exhibition
April 9 - 12, 2019
SCU Arts Paseo - Arts Plaza
Exhibition on Display
April 15 - June 17, 2019
Daily 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
SCU Arts Paseo - Arts Plaza
About the Art
Re-Cyclone by Martin Taylor - Chromaforms is a project of SCU•Presents Arts for Social Justice program to bring awareness of environmental issues to the community. This piece was initially debuted at the infamous Burning Man event centered around art and community.
Re-Cyclone towers in the air, slowly undulating a pillar of light. As the viewer moves closer, they realize the installation is made from thousands of upcycled plastic bottles carefully assembled into a rotating tornado. Each bottle is illuminated with an LED, creating a mesmerizing light show that reacts to the motion of participants spinning the sculpture. Re-Cyclone is a captivating statement about the power of creativity, turning waste into beauty. 
Re-Cyclone Facts
Height: 20' tall - 19.6' diameter
Materials: 5,000 upcycled plastic water bottles arranged in the shape of a cyclone
Animation: A large rotating hand-wheel at the base creates animated light, illuminating the sculpture. 
Lighting: An LED is mounted in the mouth of each bottle and the bottles are assembled into arrays. The LEDs are wired to a computer control system that reads movement from the rotating hand-wheel that causes the LEDs to react.

Below is a Sneak Preview


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