Carbon Sun. 2012  
 
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Permanent public artwork: ALBERT FACEY HOUSE – Perth. WA. Australia

LED strips, Delrin plastic, brass ball bearings, audio connectors, aluminum, vynal, 12 volt power supply and ac Motor and gearbox

800 x 800 x 1500mm (LxWxH)

 

Carbon Sun. 2012 is an allegorical sun; a tetrahedric structure suspended within a phase of historic utopian allotropism.

 

The geo-synthetic-sun-structure 'CARBON SUN. 2012' is an illuminated wire-frame diamond structure with a cuboctahedron at its centre. It employs the tetrahedric geometry of the Carbon atom to create an allegorical sun. This infinitely expandable Isotropic Vector Matrix System consists of forty-four internally illuminated plastic tubes; linked together by fifteen plastic facetted nodes. The tubes are Delrin plastic, wrapped in UV treated coloured vinyl and illuminated by a 12 volt 800 lumen LED lighting system. Inside each Delrin node is a spherical brass electrical conducting core, which supplies power through out the sculpture. The work is suspended from a stainless steel support tube that rotates a single revolution every 24 minutes.

Slide 1

 

Permanent public artwork: ALBERT FACEY HOUSE – Perth. WA. Australia

LED strips, Delrin plastic, brass ball bearings, audio connectors, aluminum, vynal, 12 volt power supply and ac Motor and gearbox

800 x 800 x 1500mm (LxWxH)

 

 

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Permanent public artwork: ALBERT FACEY HOUSE – Perth. WA. Australia

LED strips, Delrin plastic, brass ball bearings, audio connectors, aluminum, vynal, 12 volt power supply and ac Motor and gearbox

800 x 800 x 1500mm (LxWxH)

 

 

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Permanent public artwork: ALBERT FACEY HOUSE – Perth. WA. Australia

LED strips, Delrin plastic, brass ball bearings, audio connectors, aluminum, vynal, 12 volt power supply and ac Motor and gearbox

800 x 800 x 1500mm (LxWxH)

 

 

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SYSTEM CORE/ ELECTRICAL CORE

Brass ball bearing, audio connectors & aluminum

40 x 40 x 40mm (LxWxH)

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Electrical System Cross Section

Rendered view of electrical core and system general arrangement

 

 

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Permanent public artwork: ALBERT FACEY HOUSE – Perth. WA. Australia

LED strips, Delrin plastic, brass ball bearings, audio connectors, aluminum, vynal, 12 volt power supply and ac Motor and gearbox

800 x 800 x 1500mm (LxWxH)

 

This video documentation of the sculpture, Carbon Sun is accelerated so that you can see a full revolution in 30 seconds.

The actual rotation velocity is one revolution every 24 minutes.