Autumn Lights Festival 2021

Spectra-Generators

by Joshua Hubert

SPECTRA-GENERATORS
by Joshua Hubert

Spectra-Generators is two "Jacob's Ladders" electrical Arc machines inside a 6' tube covered in holographic material that translates electrical Arc into a spectrum of rainbow light.

Phosforest

by Joshua Hubert

Phosforest
by Joshua Hubert

Phosforest is an interactive ambient LED Forest installation and sound piece.

Pixo

by Chris Constantine

PIXO
by Chris Constantine

Pixo is a cube of 4096 LEDs roughly 2.5' per side in an acrylic case. It features a tracking system that responds to nearby participants.

Email: cconstan@gmail.com

Dazzling
Dahlias

by San Leandro Dahlia Society

DAZZLING DAHLIAS
by San Leandro Dahlia Society

San Leandro Dahlia Society ​is a group of people who love dahlias and want to share that love with the world. Members come from all over the Bay area and as far away as Brentwood and Modesto.

THE END
OF DOUBT

by Clive Brown

THE END
OF DOUBT
by Clive Brown

It’s a giant lit up vaccine syringe piercing a smokey virus on the tree trunk .

Email: cliveeta@yahoo.com

Sun Seeds


by Toby Schachman, Monique DeSalvo,
and Ryan Alexander

SUN SEEDS
by Toby Schachman, Monique DeSalvo, & Ryan Alexander

Sun Seeds is a shimmering chromatic, alien organic mobile, grafted onto a tree. It reflects and refracts the shapes of plant life at microscopic and macroscopic scales.

Crystal Campfire


by Toby Schachman and Monique DeSalvo

CRYSTAL CAMPFIRE
by Toby Schachman and Monique DeSalvo

A place for a small group to gather, Crystal Campfire is made up of 6 crystals that have different lighting modes. Each mode has an ambient sound (ocean, rainforest, campfire, sunrise, thunderstorm) that goes with it.

THE EXQUISITE CORPSE

by Majorelle Arts

THE EXQUISITE CORPSE
by Majorelle Arts

The exquisite corpse is a disjointed sculpture to reflect a year of disconnection. Each welded metal body part was fabricated by a different artist in isolation. The artwork occurs when these elements are re-unified into a whole body as our community re-knits after a year apart.

CHARISMATIC METAFAUNA

by Majorelle Arts

CHARISMATIC METAFAUNA
by Majorelle Arts

The interactive metafauna are beautiful, endangered species. When visitors interact disrespectfully, they may die. Gradually they come back to life and those watching may learn how to treat them well and share this knowledge with others.

BUZZWORDS


by Logan Austeja and John Daniel

BUZZWORDS
by Logan Austeja and John Daniel

Large, illuminated paper wasp nests that hang from above, with small speakers that emit the sounds of insects.

PETALS
AND PODS

by Aimee Baldwin

PETALS AND PODS
by Aimee Baldwin

Paper flower and seed pod lanterns

THE LETTUCE


by Zolie Sarriugarte
and Karydis Johnson

THE LETTUCE
by Zolie Sarriugarte and Karydis Johnson

Zolie Sarriugarte and Karydis Johnson came up with the idea by looking for a use for a bucket of scrap metal. There is an LED color-coordinated light inside the piece that can be programmed from an app. The piece now sits in Zolie’s backyard.

GOLDEN
MEAN


by Jon Sarriugarte, Kyrsten Mate
and the Empire of Dirt

THE GOLDEN MEAN
by Jon Sarriugarte, Kyrsten Mate and the Empire of Dirt

The Golden Mean Snail Car is a giant hot rod art car built by a group of artists in West Oakland's Kraftworks building.

Moku Moku
the world


by Mako Ueda
and David Hollin

MOKU MOKU
the world
by Mako Ueda and David Hollin

Visitors scribble pictures on their phones. Those pictures appear on the big installation wall and come to life, sprouting eyes and floating about in a garden of light.

LIGHT ORCHESTRA

by Benjamin James and Ka’Ping Yee

LIGHT ORCHESTRA
by Benjamin James and Ka’Ping Yee

The Light Orchestra is a visual instrument that you can play with your body—it's like a musical instrument, but you're producing light, not sound.

WORMHOLE


by Filma Collective

WORMHOLE
by Filma Collective

Wormhole is a 20' long LED tunnel that is sound reactive.

BEE HOTEL
GETS LIT!

by Bee Garden Volunteers

BEE HOTEL
GETS LIT!
by Bee Garden Volunteers

L-WAVE

by Shawn Silverman

L-WAVE
by Shawn Silverman

A 10' tall, 1m-wide ladder with pleasant lighting on each of the 10 rungs. The side rails disappear in the dark, and the viewer sees simple and pleasing patterns. LED strips are used on each rung and the ladder itself is made of steel.

TELLING
THE BEES


by Erin Jackson

TELLING THE BEES
by Erin Jackson

Tell the bees something and watch the message make it's way to the hive

Artist's Email: sanfrancisco@alveole.buzz

POLLINATOR PERSPECTIVE

by Pollinator Posse

POLLINATOR
PERSPECTIVE
by Pollinator Posse

An immersive experience stepping into the world of pollinators.

TINKERER'S CORNER
BEE CONDOS


by Studio One Arts
Tinkerer's Corner Camp

TINKERER'S CORNER BEE CONDOS
by Studio One Arts Tinkerer's Corner Camp

Dream Dives


by Sanomia Byrd

DREAM DIVES
by Sanomia Byrd



Artist's Email: SByrd@oaklandca.gov

ANCESTOR’S GROVE


by Stephanie Anne Johnson
and Kevin Myrick

ANCESTOR’S GROVE
by Stephanie Anne Johnson & Kevin Myrick

A creative manifestation of exploration of outer space, African ancestral practices, nature, and sustainable resources. An Afro Futurist vision of the intersection between legacy, nature & technology, and the bond between humans and the spirit world. Created with Assane Saar for ALF21.

BUTTERFLY
EFFECT - Migration is Beautiful

by Bay Area Youth Activists

BUTTERFLY EFFECT
Migration is Beautiful
by Bay Area Youth Activists

The installation includes groups of origami butterflies, lit from below with spot lights and with LED light strips on them. Bay Area youth activists are creating 76,020 butterflies to stand in solidarity with the 76,020 migrant children detained at the border last year.

PRAYER FLAGS
FOR CHANGE


by Gabe Babcock

PRAYER FLAGS
FOR CHANGE
by Gabe Babcock

In many cultures, the butterfly represents change. Traditional Tibetan prayer flags have five flags representing the five elements: wind, water, fire, earth, and space/spirit.
Look for the artist's beautiful bowls floating in the nearby pond.

SELFIE
SPOT


by Anca Mosoiu

SELFIE SPOT
by Anca Mosoiu

The Autumn Lights Festival logo beautifully rendered to glow at night.

BUTTERFLEET


by Anca Mosoiu

BUTTERFLEET
by Anca Mosoiu

Butterfly in Light is a larger-than-life film of a monarch in flight, each frame rendered in a different light-up medium, from shadowbox paper cutouts to EL wire, by several different artists.

ROGUE MAKING


by Tenaya Conklin

ROGUE MAKING
by Tenaya Conklin

A GARDEN VISION


by Friends of the Gardens
at Lake Merritt Board

A GARDEN VISION
by Friends of the Gardens at Lake Merritt Board

LANDSCAPE LIGHTING


by Urban Farmer

LANDSCAPE LIGHTING
by Urban Farmer

FIND YOUR FLOW


by Flow Toys

FIND YOUR FLOW
by Flow Toys

RAINBOW POLLINATORS


by Children's Fairyland Elves

RAINBOW POLLINATORS
by Children's Fairyland Elves

CORONA MEMORIAL


by Brooke A. Levin

CORONA MEMORIAL
by Brooke A. Levin

facebook.com/brookeamylevin

Instagram #yogagrloakland

AGAVE MANDALA


by Audrey deChadenedes

AGAVE MANDALA
by Audrey deChadenedes

SOUL STROLL VIBES


by Queer Healing Arts Center

SOUL STROLL VIBES
by Queer Healing Arts Center

GLOWING
AGAVES


by Annie's Annuals Employees

GLOWING AGAVES
by Annie's Annuals Employees

SKY’S THE LIMIT


by Dahlia Spizman

SKY’S THE LIMIT
by Dahlia Spizman

Rainy day is a light up art installation from recycled materials (plastic bags and bottles). The installation is meant to challenge viewers to think about our relationship to plastic and the way it has pervaded our culture and environment. Microplastics have been discovered in rainwater samples and are considered the new acid rain.

ENCHANTER


by Sasha Vu

ENCHANTER
by Sasha Vu

Enchanter is a seven chamber, 8' long hexagon infinity mirror lined with ferns, air plants, succulents and bones. It serves as a portal to realms beyond ; it evokes themes of nature, decomposition and rebirth.

RADIANT SOUL EXPRESSED


by Grace Rebullida

RADIANT SOUL EXPRESSED
by Grace Rebullida

LIQUID CRYSTAL GARDENS


by Rory Pierce

LIQUID CRYSTAL GARDENS
by Rory Pierce

Illuminated casts of flowers lit from within with LEDs

FLORA FOCUS


by Amped Atelier

FLORA FOCUS
by Amped Atelier

It is a collection of intangibly interactive flower sculptures which glow and open their petals when movement is detected using a variety of sensors.

FLOWSTATE


by Grant Patterson

FLOWSTATE
by Grant Patterson

FlowState is a real-time collaborative art project. Participants connect to the interface using their mobile devices and draw on the shared fluid canvas, which is projected.

ETIPADO


by Grant Patterson

ETIPADO
by Grant Patterson

ETIPADO: Extremely Tall Image Processing And Display Object is a 25-foot saccadic persistence-of-vision LED display with real-time input from a digital camera.

GLASS GARDEN


by Kim Webster

GLASS GARDEN
by Kim Webster

Various blown glass plants and vegetables illuminated from within.

BLOOMS OF LIGHTS


by Merritt College Students

BLOOMS OF LIGHTS
by Merritt College Students

Psychedelic Ancestral Lanterns


by Blitzy

PSYCHEDELIC ANCESTRAL LANTERNS
by Blitzy

Psychedelic Ancestral Lantern illuminates the mystical journey between the living and the dead. It serves to connect us to the inter-generational light and love we share with our loved ones and ancestors. Set your spirit free to take flight into the realm of the other world!

Artist's email: blitzyburn@gmail.com

PALM REFLECTIONS


by David Moore and Blake Shepard

PALM REFLECTIONS
by David Moore and Blake Shepard

Have you ever wondered what's going on inside of a plant? By connecting electrodes to their leaves with Plantwave, Ableton Live, and DMXis, we can experience their changes in surface conductivity, and convert their energy into beautiful lights and sounds. Opening a new portal to their inner world that we can experience with our senses.

Artist's Email: davidmooretrees@gmail.com

T-WRECKS


by Todd Cooper and Bob Krambuhl

T-WRECKS

A fluorescent feast for the eyes in the Palm Garden featuring a hungry T-Rex, a glowing pterodactyl, alien flowers and their Queen, and a nest with colorful eggs.

FISH


by Steve Dudek

FISH
by Steve Dudek

Six illuminated Arduino-controlled fish talk to each other.

MANDELNEON


by Carrie Morrison

MANDELNEON
by Carrie Morrison

Woven mandalas made from neon yarn and wooden dowels, historically recognizable from many civilizations from Mexico, Native America, Tibet, Celtic etc.

GLOW CATS


by Paige Tashner

GLOW CATS
by Paige Tashner

Metal cat sculptures embellished with UV-reactive paint, illuminated with black light.

INFINICUBE AND HOLOSPHERE


by Michael Singletary and Gabriel Levy

INIFINICUBE AND HOLOSPHERE
by Michael Singletary and Gabriel Levy

This spherical sculpture utilizes only 40 LEDs to create the illusion of an animated, holographic orb. While the LEDS spin in one direction, the timing of their flashes makes some lights appear to rotate the opposite way.

Artist's Email: gabelevy@gmail.com

BONSAI GARDEN ILLUMINATED


by Golden State Bonsai Society

BONSAI GARDEN ILLUMINATED
by Golden State Bonsai Society

LANTERN
LIGHT SCAPE


by Oakland High School
Visual Arts Academy

LANTERN LIGHT SCAPE
by Oakland High School Visual Arts Academy

KEEPER OF
THE GOURD


by Sarah and Khalil Phelan Abusaba
and other gourd artists

KEEPER OF THE GOURD
by Sarah and Khalil Phelan Abusaba and other gourd artists

Two hundred illuminated gourd luminaries displayed on 30 horizontal bamboo sticks, mounted on upright bamboo support poles, will delight festival attendees.

Instagram: #keeperofthegourd

A TRELLIS
A GLOW


by Merritt College
Landscape Horticulture Dept.

A TRELLIS A GLOW
by Merritt College Landscape Horticulture Dept.


Facebook.com/MCLandHort/

LIGHTING THE WAY
TO SUCCESSFUL GARDENING!


by Master Gardeners
of Alameda County

LIGHTING THE WAY TO SUCCESSFUL GARDENING!
by Master Gardeners of Alameda County

JARDIN D'AMOUR: TO KNOW ME
IS TO LOVE ME


by Sarah Kidder

JARDIN D'AMOUR:
TO KNOW ME
IS TO LOVE ME
by Sarah Kidder

FLOS ALIENA: GERMINATION


by Mike Saleski

FLOS ALIENA: GERMINATION
by Mike Saleski

A Forest of 30 interactive 20-foot tall LED light spires.

INFINITY
DREAMS


by Katie McClung

INFINITY DREAMS
by Katie McClung

PORTAL


by Katie McClung

PORTAL
by Katie McClung

FIREFLIES ABOUND


by City of Oakland Parks Services Staff

FIREFLIES ABOUND
by City of Oakland Parks Services Staff

WATER LIGHTS


by City of Oakland Parks Services Staff

WATER LIGHTS
by City of Oakland Parks Services Staff

DRAGON CELEBRATION


by Lee-Lam family

DRAGON CELEBRATION
by Lee-Lam family

TORII GATE BRILLIANCE


by Urban Farmer employees

TORII GATE BRILLIANCE
by Urban Farmer employees

SPIRAL JUNIPER GLORY


by Peter Bowyer

SPIRAL JUNIPER GLORY
by Peter Bowyer

FIBRATION


by Ryan Pearl and Peter Tjeerdsma

FIBRATION
by Ryan Pearl and Peter Tjeerdsma

Fibration is an exploration of multidimensional mathematical constructions. In three dimensions, it takes the form of a torus comprised from twelve Villarceau circles, circles created by cutting through a torus along a bi-tangent plane. The name "Fibration" refers to the Hopf Fibration, a mapping of points on a hypersphere to a set of 3D circles. Stereographically projecting the Hopf Fibration produces a series of interlinked villarceau tori.

INDRA'S NET


by Peter Tjeerdsma and Ryan Pearl

INDRA'S NET
by Peter Tjeerdsma and Ryan Pearl

A mirrored sphere floats in the center of a tetrahedral LED mirror box, forming fractally recursive reflections in all directions, inspired by the mythical vision of Indra's Net.

THE SPACE GARDEN


by Stan Clark

THE SPACE GARDEN
by Stan Clark

Astro Botanicals are elegant, inflatable space plants shaped like classical ornamental flowers. These extra‐large, color changing sculptures are highly visible day or night.

FAIRY CIRCLE


by Ryan Rawsom

FAIRY CIRCLE
by Ryan Rawsom

Originally set up in a circle at Burning Man inviting people to lie within and contemplate the stars, this reimagining lights up the water inviting you to contemplate the stars within.

LUMINOUS NOUMENA


by Lauren DeSteno

LUMINOUS NOUMENA
by Lauren DeSteno

Luminous Noumena is a sound-reactive light sculpture that plays audio recordings of people’s dreams, music, and soundscapes.

CUBE AND FRIENDS


by Wes Warren

CUBE AND FRIENDS
by Wes Warren


16" LED Cube and possibly more.

SHADOW BOX LANTERNS


by Josh Katz

SHADOW BOX LANTERNS
by Josh Katz

Serving you some hot shadows and sick sillhouettes.

VALENTINO’S REFLECTIONS


by Valentino Byrd

VALENTINO’S REFLECTIONS
by Valentino Byrd

Featuring Japanese anime-style art with an abstract spin, the pieces will have different portraits and show the other styles I used when creating them—from a classic form to a modern take on Japanese art. Illuminated using RGB lighting.

THE REMARKABLE FLOATING GARDEN IN THE SKY 


by Pinnacle Drone Light Shows

THE REMARKABLE FLOATING GARDEN IN THE SKY 
Pinnacle Drone Light Shows


A total of 50 to 100 light show drones that use LED's to produce a variety of shapes and colors in the sky, while making sky formations with the drones.
Email: info@pinnaclefestivals.com

AMANITA


by Kristi Holohan

AMANITA
by Kristi Holohan

The larger than life mushroom sculptures react to blacklight. Mushrooms are the classic Amanita Muscaria.

ISOLATION


by Phil Spitler and Omar Rodriguez

ISOLATION
by Phil Spitler and Omar Rodriguez

The 48” square piece has 9216 RGB LEDs with hand coded geometric patterns. The light patterns reflect our time in isolation with the center of each pattern representing the isolated people around the world.

PHOSPHOROSES


by Sharon Kallenberger

PHOSPHOROSES
by Sharon Kallenberger