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'New Moon' Light Sculpture By Calgary Artists Debuts At Lexington Luminosity Art Ball

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

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

According to kentucky.com, 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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