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Light sculpture
LED lighting, custom software, digital controller box, polycarbonate, steel
58" diameter x 4.5" d

Insomniac is a 58” circular digital sculpture utilizing LED lighting and software programming created for the McKinney Avenue Contemporary Museum in Dallas, TX. Design brief requested proposals to address specific criteria including that it utilize a historic trolley stop and use lighting that can illuminate bright blue walls.

The commissioned work was to provide a beacon to visitors and draw attention to the obscured front entrance to the museum. Menza Art Studio created a circular 58” diameter light sculpture in continuity with the MAC’s logo. Insomniac emits moving abstract fields of color which engage and captivate gallery guests and passersby. The sculpture detects the presence of visible light and comes on only at sundown and turns off at sunrise.