There are not enough stars in the city!
There are not enough stars in the city! - The night sky is filled with a white noise which clouds the vision of an individual even on the clearest of natural evenings. The study of the night sky has always been the subject of fascination for humanity and its rich vastness has provided endless escape and inspiration - lifting humanity above the worries of their everyday life and providing a sense of place and spirit. The moon "Spaceship Earth's" only moon has also been the object of much fascination is it glows and as it orbits, provides vision in the dark of night. Richard A Proctor in 1870 created a hand drawn map of all the stars visible to the human eye, with an inclusion of dots to form Milky Way. Proctors map was an early investigation as to the precise shape of our own Galaxy. This Star map has been incorporated into the design of The Sun The Moon And Me as it is a telling illustration of man's ever changing interpretation of the world around us and the ways in which we communicate it with one another, once by hand and now by computer through binary code.
We Are Star Dust.
For over a century lighting design has been concerned with adorning the Edison style light bulb with various shades and sculptures. The Sun The Moon And Me is an exploration of LED technology and looks to the solar source of light on earth for its inspiration. Unconcerned with conventional light bulbs, it is an investigation into the human relationship with light. Given our carbon life form is the by product of exploding stars (Supernova) there is a human need to connect with and view the stars. This design brings the brightest nights sky into a personal space and offers visual respite from a transient built environment for a moment of clarity, mindfulness and comfort.