Nacre; a  Light Farm

Nacre; a Light Farm

 A Light Farm is an invented mythological power object that invites activation through physical interaction. When spun, it collects, cultivates, and multiplies, and returns the power of the activator. An organic kinetic mandala comprised of 3D botanic mechanics and fantastical pearly components; these are devices of sci fi myth.

Nacre side detail

Nacre side detail



Kate Tupper


30” Diameter x 12” deep

22 gauge mild steel sheet metal, wire, weld, and hand-painted.

Wall mounted, two layers, top layer spins on centre bearing activated by viewer

Photos: Lee Orr