Janet Hansen artist

Flying Tentacle Monster

RGB and UV LEDs mounted in plastic, metal, and fabric supports
Monster head made from plastic Hoberman sphere frame covered with sheer fabric
Tentacles created with RGB LED strips inside flexible translucent tubing, with animated pixel-mapped patterns
UV-reactive glowing eggs (at the ends of the tentacles) illuminated by twinkling UV sources
About 8' tall, upper sphere 3' in diameter


The Flying Tentacle Monster was a collaboration between Janet Hansen and Brett Spivey, and was installed in the Black Rock Desert at Burning Man in August 2013.