I get asked two questions more often than any other:
1) Are you crazy?
2) How do those lights work on your sculpture?
Well, to answer the first question--Yes.
And to answer the second question--If you're looking for a cord with a plug on one of my pieces, you're out of luck. The optics that I use to light my sculpture are powered by any UV source like the sun, regular incandescent light bulbs, even fluorescent lighting.
They look like real electric lights due to their ability to filter and focus light at their tips. In reality the optic illuminates by a tiny exposure of UV light, making them completely power free. They only need a small two or three inch exposure to capture enough light to make them glow.
The addition of this unique optic gives each piece a personality and presence that often leaves the viewer with a feeling that they are not only looking at art, but art is looking at them…and it is.
Of course they won't glow in a dark room, but do you really want them looking at you in the dark?
They are available in either green or red and give each sculpture a unique personality
Recently, I have added a new feature on a couple of my pieces. They are called LED Chaser lights and they do require a battery.
To view a sculpture that has green fiber optics in the eyes and LED Chaser lights see the "You Light Up My Heart" sculpture on the ROBOTS page.