Lights and Metal

I spent the afternoon looking for metal pieces that would help with making the tree build go more easily. At IMS (Industrial Metal Supply) there’s an amazing assortment of materials and useful bits and pieces for metal work, and I love to visit if only to browse and have ideas about what I might make from these wonderful things. Today I found some very cool grating and some circular decorative steel pieces which will be perfect for the tree structure. I haven’t yet designed the heart of the tree, so I want to focus my attention on that in the oncoming week. I am very interested in using LED lighting for the tree, but there are some problems with this, because they tend not to be dimmable, so they’re not that great for performance applications. Maybe Christmas tree lights will be better after all.

Meanwhile, I’m looking forward to getting into the studio tomorrow, drawing and painting.

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Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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