Seven origami cranes in steel stand ten feet in the air. Lit with LED spotlights and animated LED strips, Nozomi invites the public to wander at night among colorful, brightly lit, whimsical shapes. Nozomi was funded by Ignition Northwest and donations from the community and was shown at Burning Man and Critical Northwest 2012.


I designed and fabricated spot lights featuring a high power LED driven by a constant current source for power efficiency. Spotlights were chosen for several cranes to highlight stark arrangements of geometric shapes or monotone covering material.

By day, Nozomi evoked a different feel. Perhaps one of durability, steadfastness, or perseverance in the face of the harsh reality of daytime on the desert.