Travelling Sun

Shine bright

Sometimes there’s nothing better than soaking up some rays. Unfortunately, the sun doesn’t grace all of us with her presence as much as we’d like her to. Like in northern parts of Scandinavia where they can go sunless for six months. SIX MONTHS. It was this lack of vitamin D that motivated artists Lisa Pacini and Christine Istad to create SUN – a large LED light sculpture that kind of flips the bird at Mother Nature.

Their replica alternates between beautiful orange, yellow and pink hues. Sigh. And to bring light to others, Pacini and Istad took their SUN on a road trip along the Norwegian coast from Oslo to Tromsø – 6915 km in fact – and the SUN now resides at the Henie-Onstad Art Centre to be enjoyed by many. The art piece does not provide vitamin D or create the same feeling of sunlight beating down on your skin but it does put a smile on your face and warms your heart, so we’d say it comes pretty darn close.