Cold Trap - DISPSY4 Sculpture
Based on a mapping mosaic from the Deep Space Program Science Experiment (commonly called “Clementine”), the DISPSY limited edition is a 3D-carved representation of the Lunar South Pole. Satellite imagery, along with earth-based RADAR scans, have proven that there is a substantial quantity of water at the Lunar south pole. This light sculpture is an expression of this valuable knowledge.
The bases of the DISPSY series are made of MDF, with 4 coats of ChemTec epoxy for protection. The base is 350 mm diameter. The single light cylinder has a total sculpture height of 490 mm. Yes, this is a “49er”. The light cylinder is 50 mm Acrylic containing light-chasing LED emitters. The LED emitters are controlled via a phone app. There are over 200 pre-programmed patterns, in addition to complete manual control.
The 3D relief carving is an accurate translation of mosaic scans of the Lunar South Pole area. Vertical scale is not accurate, but was chosen for effect and machinability. There are random colour inclusions, meant to represent the concept of minerals. Yellow is for areas that might be permanently in the sun, blue for possible permanently shaded areas holding water. Green and orange are randomly applied, signifying possible mineral deposits.The epoxy coating is fairly rough, representing the likely surface texture of the lunar regolith.
The software is available from the Android and Apple App stores. It is called “Magic LED”. The parameters for the LEDs in the DISPSYs are: Controller SP105E, RGB WS2811 with 150 pixels.
Express your confidence in humanity’s future by featuring one of this limited edition of 4 light sculptures in your home or business! Each is numbered and signed.