When the township of West Orange, New Jersey marked the anniversary of its most famous resident – Thomas Edison – I used one Edison invention to highlight another. This was one of two lightbulbs that I produced for this public art installation.
The organizers loved the Edison lightbulb so much that they asked me to create another one.
I created the second lightbulb to illustrate the Earth and the need to protect the environment of our fragile planet. The exhibition opening was a fair in the downtown district, with music, food, and lots of art.
This project was the second in a series of public art displays that I created for West Orange. The first piece I had created was for the CowParade in 2000.
The third show was the Rain Barrel Project, a series of installations to help the township promote water conservation.