Starlight is a sculptural lighting installation. Seven large stars map out the constellation Orion creating a a "heaven on earth" effect.
Starlight was a sculptural installation installed at Burning Man 2012 and four other festivals. Inspired by the theory that the Egyptian pyramids were arranged in the shape of the constellation Orion, seven twelve foot diameter plywood stars were placed in a similar fashion in the Black Rock Desert.
Starlight was a DIY project designed by a few but constructed and funded by many. The stars were designed to look good day and night and to appeal from great distances in order to draw in the curious.
Repetition, scale and tension are used to combat the overwhelming scale of the Black Rock desert while getting the most from a budget of roughly $5,000.
The stars were constructed of plywood and fir blocking. Each star was given its own unique lighting pattern. Panels and patterns on the stars were cut by CNC.
Starlight by Erich Remash, Jeremy Berglund, Don Peterson + Chad Ingle