"Tower of Light" by Andrew Drummond

"Tower of Light" by Andrew Drummond (StreetView)
No Thumbnail
No Thumbnail
StreetView StreetView Bing Maps Bing Maps Yahoo Maps Yahoo Maps
View in Google Earth
By kkeps @ 2008-12-04 14:33:26
Presented to the city in 2005, sponsored by Meridian Energy, and assisted by the Wellington City Council, Tower of Light is the second major work by Andrew Drummond to be installed in Wellington. He is known for sculptures that involve technology and explore the relationship humans have with technology.
Tower of Light is a machine that uses the wind speed and converts that into light using very simple technology. The rotor at the top of the tower spins in accordance to the wind speed. This rotational speed is read via a controller, which then switches on neon rings in accordance to the speed of the rotor, which is determined by the wind speed. The lighter the wind speed the fewer number of rings are lit and as the wind speed increases the more neon rings are lit. The artist has used rainbow colours as a measuring element and so the sequence goes from blue and violet at the bottom through the spectrum to red at the top. As a result, the viewer is able to read wind speed through colour, a method for them to re-sense their environment.
Views by date
Rate as 1Rate as 2Rate as 3Rate as 4Rate as 5Rate as 6Rate as 7Rate as 8Rate as 9Rate as 10Unrated




Please log in if you don't want to post anonymously (anonymous users cannot post links)

Please enable images and enter code to post
Nearby maps
Boeing 737 landing in Wellington
'Pacific Grass' by Kon Dimopoulous
'Wellington Urban Forest' by Leon ven den Eijkel and Allan Brown
Air Nelson (ANZL) Dash 8-Q300
'Zephyrometer' by Phil Price
Gollum at Wellington Airport
JetStar Airbus Leaving Wellington
Wellington Int'l Airport (WLG / NZWN)
Mount Victoria Tunnel
Newtown Park
Weta Workshop
Seatoun tunnel
Similar maps
Shoes on power lines
Giant crab
Giant Coca Cola Bottle
Alexander Calder's Home and Studio
Walking skeletons
Clown Face on a trash bin
'Bienvenue a La Mongie'
"Hotel Everland" by Sabina Lang et Daniel Baumann
Christmas Tree
Wall mounted Jaguar
Mike Myers's Hollywood star