Henry Gala 2017 - Reflective Murmuration

Say hello to our first project of 2017, we constructed a reflective overhead "cloud" for the Henry Art Gallery's annual Henry Gala in collaboration with Kathleen Warren.  

With an event entitled the "Mercury Ball" we went through several iterations of ideas, attempting at fist to make our own massive mylar balloons before discovering that "mylar" balloons aren't made from mylar at all and the material used to create balloons is extremely hard to come by.  We eventually settled on a non-inflated design using wooden dowels, reflective mylar and fishing line.  We mass produced around 100 equilateral triangles in sizes ranging from 1ft to 3ft.  

Team:  Trevor Dykstra, Kathleen Warren, Rheanna Pless, Emily Danchik, Kurt Loidl, James Taylor, Elise Leob, Letao Tao, Geoff Henkel, Chris Wong, Kristofer Miller

All of those triangles we attached to 3 cable lines attached to the ceiling of the gallery and clustered to create visual density.

More images from the event are located here.