Janet Hansen artist

Sunspots

Soldered metal rings, lenticular vinyl lenses, black neoprene
~100 RGB LED pixels, individually addressable
Custom control hardware and software
12" x 12" x 2" thick

2021


This piece is made of soldered metal brass-colored rings arranged to fill a circle. The rings are arranged in a semi-regular packing pattern, with black neoprene filling in the gaps between them. Each ring is fitted with a lenticular vinyl lens which distorts and diffuses the light from the RGB LED pixel mounted behind it.

The LEDs are animated in a variety of hypnotic patterns. By default it automatically cycles through a variety of pre-defined effects, or you can select a pattern that will play continously. 


video

The video below demonstrates the animation patterns.