See how this illuminated portrait of Nikola Tesla was made

This Light Sculpture Is A Tribute To Nikola Tesla

Photography by Ben Glezer | Ambience Lighting

 
Ambience Lighting, together with artist Duro Cubrilo, have created a portrait of Nikola Tesla, one of the world’s greatest visionaries, by using a grid of light bulbs.

Lets have a look at how it all came together…
 

A plan was created using a variety of different sized dots.

This Light Sculpture Is A Tribute To Nikola Tesla

Photography by Ben Glezer | Ambience Lighting

These dots were then applied to an image of Nikola Tesla to create a design layout.

This Light Sculpture Is A Tribute To Nikola Tesla

Photography by Ben Glezer | Ambience Lighting

Next, 759 LED bulbs were opened…

This Light Sculpture Is A Tribute To Nikola Tesla

Photography by Ben Glezer | Ambience Lighting

And prepped for painting with the different sized dots applied.

This Light Sculpture Is A Tribute To Nikola Tesla

Photography by Ben Glezer | Ambience Lighting

The light bulbs then received a coat of black paint.

This Light Sculpture Is A Tribute To Nikola Tesla

Photography by Ben Glezer | Ambience Lighting

Once dried, the dot sticker was peeled off from the top of the bulb.

This Light Sculpture Is A Tribute To Nikola Tesla

Photography by Ben Glezer | Ambience Lighting

Here is you can see some of them after painting.

This Light Sculpture Is A Tribute To Nikola Tesla

Photography by Ben Glezer | Ambience Lighting

Following the layout diagram, each light bulb was placed in a designated spot.

This Light Sculpture Is A Tribute To Nikola Tesla

Photography by Ben Glezer | Ambience Lighting

Here we see the piece is coming together…

This Light Sculpture Is A Tribute To Nikola Tesla

Photography by Ben Glezer | Ambience Lighting

Here’s a close-up look at the bulbs, where we can see the different amounts of white and black.

This Light Sculpture Is A Tribute To Nikola Tesla

Photography by Ben Glezer | Ambience Lighting

A quick look at the wiring on the back of the piece.

This Light Sculpture Is A Tribute To Nikola Tesla

Photography by Ben Glezer | Ambience Lighting

Once the piece was completed, it took a team of people to hang it in the display space.

This Light Sculpture Is A Tribute To Nikola Tesla

Photography by Ben Glezer | Ambience Lighting

Here is the finished piece…

This Light Sculpture Is A Tribute To Nikola Tesla

Photography by Ben Glezer | Ambience Lighting

And here it is with the lights on.

This Light Sculpture Is A Tribute To Nikola Tesla

Photography by Ben Glezer | Ambience Lighting

You can watch a ‘making of’ video below


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