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Upcoming and Recent Events

Oct 18-20, 2018 An expanded "Flos Aliena: Germination," with over 30 LED light spires, will appear that the Autumn Lights Festival at the Gardens at Lake Merritt in Oakland.
Jun 30, 2018 Flos Aliena, equipped with a smooke ring shooting flower, appeared at Amongst the Vines by FILMA
Oct 19-21, 2017 Flos Aliena appeared at the Autumn Lights Festival at the Gardens at Lake Merritt in Oakland.
Jan 6, 2017 My collection of Plasma cut Drum Lights, and possibly a new work featuring a novel new LED sculpture technique, appeared at Bhody for Santa Cruz's for First Friday art walk.
Oct 12-15, 2016 My collection of Plasma-Cut Drum Lights, and a special new large-scale LED installation, appeared at the Autumn Lights Festival at The Gardens at Lake Merritt in Oakland.

Sept 24th, 2016

BOTH the Horseless Carriage 2.0 and When Dove's Fry, AND plasma-cut drum lights depicting the Cheshire Cat, appeared at Ann and Mark's Art Party (aka San Jose Art Party).
July 16th, 2016

My collection of Plasm-Cut Drum Lights appeared at GlowCon in San Fransciso.

Flos Aliena Drum Lights Foundry HC2
BedCar ATB DovesFry SandBike

Flos Aliena: Germination!

At the Autumn Lights Festival at The Gardens at Lake Merritt, Oakland, Oct 18-20, 2018

KickStarter Campaign Here:


In a dramatic show of panspermia, alien seeds ride into the Earth’s atmosphere aboard a meteor. They survive and are awakened from their galactic aeon of dormancy by the heat of entry. It was designed for this journey, much like the cones of Lodgepole Pines and Giant Sequoias that not only survive, but also are opened by forest fires. Now, this alien seed has germinated…

Flos Aliena first landed at the Autumn Lights Festival at the Gardens at Lake Merritt two years ago. Since then, this panspermic Alien Flower has grown, and now begins to spread. This year, 30 additional 20-foot tall 'stamen' (LED spires) will have spread from the central 'pistil' that has been present and growing for 2 years. These stamen will act as a hive-mind. There will be no leader, no central controller. The stamen will peer-to-peer coordinate their display! Imagine walking through an autonomous bamboo forest of animated LEDs!

An additional interactive 'fertilizer' element will be present - an orb, that when carried through the forest of stamen, will cause a reaction.

Flos Aliena: Germination! will be comprised of 1900 addressable LEDs; 35 20-foot tall collapsable fiberglass poles, 30 Lithium Ion batterys, 30 wireless contollers, stakes, and various other parts. This gets to be a large sum of money, so I've decided to funraise for this project with a KickStarter campain for a triple win! If fully funded, it will...

1) Pay for this greater than $3,500 dollar effort;

2) Raise $1500 for The Gardens at Lake Merritt;

3) $200 donors take home their own stamen LED-spire!!

Visit the Kick Starter campaign for details!


Above: Photoshop rendering depicting Flos Aliena: Germination!

Below: Flos Aliena first landing at Autumn Lights 2016.



Artist Bio:

I have been building a wide variety of creations and contraptions over the past decade, from Art Cars and Fire Art to giant all-terrain amphibious “bicycles” called Kinetic Sculpture Racers. I have shown my work at Burning Man, The Maker Faire, the SF Exploratorium, other various festivals around CA - and even had a piece housed at the Murphy Auto Museum in Oxnard. I also have castings from my home foundry featured in the book  “The Jewelry of Burning Man.” Presently I am favoring working with LEDs and salvaged 55-gallon drums. I always have something new up my sleeve.

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