name: lunar phase
description: "lunar phase" is a luminaire that reflects the appearance of the illuminated portions of the moon as seen by an observer. the lunar phases change cyclically as the moon orbits the earth, according to the changing relative positions of the earth, moon, and sun. the half of the lunar surface facing the sun is always sunlit, but the portion of this illuminated hemisphere that is visible to an observer on earth can vary from about 100% (full moon) to 0% (new moon).
my starting point in this project was to design an object that reflects the lunar phases by illuminating these gradual shapes of the object. each illuminated shape shows the lunar phase and the top part can be turned 360 degrees.
materials: "lunar phase" made of wood; coated with lacquer. plexiglass
dimensions: radius:100cm height:25cm