Gallery: Glowing Solar-Powered Buckyball Sculpture Illuminates the Art ...

A glowing miniature lunar module landed at the Art Institute of Chicago last month, and it will be illuminating the roof throughout the spring. Lunar is the latest installation by Brooklyn-based artist Spencer Finch, who wanted to recreate moonlight using solar technology. Powered by two photovoltaic panels, the space-inspired sculpture generates energy from the sun during the day, which is used at night to run LED lights within its buckyball structure. The color and brightness of the sculpture is exactly the same as the color and brightness of a full moon over Chicago in July of 2011.

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  1. Bridgette Meinhold November 23, 2011 at 11:38 am

    this is totally worth a trip to chicago to go see this.

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