1. What inspired you to create this art piece?
This art piece was inspired by the old-timey “Rain Oil Lamps” that used to be in maybe your grandma’s house, hung in a corner. They were typically a few feet tall, used a small motor to pump oil up and drip it down the clear lines with a small garden or statue inside.
2. What do you hope people get out of your piece?
Our hope that people will stop and look at our piece for a moment to be mesmerized by its beauty. This typically follows next by how does this thing work? The secret, it uses a fountain pump and then the power of gravity to drip down an astonishing pattern that is relaxing and calming. The LED light show intensifies the experience by lighting up each drip of oil like a tiny universe.
3. Are there any stories/lessons learned that came out of the creation of this piece?
We learned that mineral oil is very oily! (Duh) But seriously, we have to clean our machine thoroughly after each use otherwise it is quite a mess!
4. Is there anyone you’d like to thank or acknowledge?
The Art Team that built this project knows they are appreciated, we also want to thank anybody who stops by and spends some time with the Ultra Rain Lamp!