Now that they've conquered the sun and clouds, two Calgary artists are reaching for the moon with their latest installation.

Caitlind r. c. Brown and Wayne Garrett have created another impressive light sculpture pieced together from recycled light bulbs, this time meant to resemble the moon.

The duo have been working on their commissioned piece, titled 'New Moon,' for the past few weeks in Lexington, Kentucky.

And despite delays due to weather complications, the massive, 20-foot illuminated orb was strung up on display at the Luminosity Art Ball for the first time Saturday night.

According to, Lexington started a city-wide light bulb drive to collect the materials needed for Brown and Garrett's latest creation, collecting more than 10,000 light bulbs since last fall. More than 5,000 of those bulbs have been used in the sculpture, so far.

The community also stepped in to help the Calgary artists, with student's from the Bluegrass Community and Technical College, along with a handful of volunteers, offering their time to help piece the sculpture together.

New Moon follows several other collaborative works by Garrett and Brown - past projects like 'Cloud,' an interactive light sculpture, and 'Solar Flare' have lit up Calgary streets and imaginations.

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  • Check through for photos of other amazing projects, including 'Cloud' and 'Solar Flare,' by Brown and Garrett.

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  • The cloud @NuitBlancheYYC #nuitblanche

  • Close up of the cloud - it's spitting rain so no one is allowed under right now @NuitBlancheYYC

  • What the inside of a cloud looks like

  • The Mountain.

  • Inside the cloud

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  • @NuitBlancheyyc thanks for a fun night! Hopefully next year we'll have more participants. The Cloud

  • Under a bright white cloud. #nuityyc @NuitBlancheYYC

  • At @NuitBlancheYYC ... Not sure what I think yet

  • Feeling the "Arts Vibes" with my culture vulture gal Gwyn @NuitBlancheYYC

  • Love the cloud. @ciawesome @NuitBlancheYYC #yyc

  • @nuitblancheYYC mostly still just an idea, but I like it

  • The CLOUD at Nuit Blanche in downtown #Calgary tonight!

  • ‏@lonnietaylor Calgarians love the Cloud installation at the first annual Nuit Blanche. #sceneyyc

  • ‏@lyinghere Cloud at Nuit Blanche #yyc

  • @welcomethewest Serious, be there tonight #yyc @NuitBlancheYYC Caitlind R.C. Brown's massive Incandescent #CLOUD

  • @obscuralucida Downtown #yyc getting ready for @NuitBlancheYYC (Cloud, Caitlind Brown)

"We make our art so people will touch it, so they'll feel like they're a part of it," Brown told of the pair's works.

"It isn't complete until they are standing under it, working with it and making it happen."

According to, New Moon will travel to Lexington's Triangle Park from Feb. 21 to March 31 as part of the Luminosity art festival, which will feature other works of light-based art.

When it's finally completed, viewers will able to manipulate the sculpture to show different phases of the moon.

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