Virga Glass Sculpture
Pixel-mapped public art, high above a lobby floor
In 2018, artists McCormack and Figg created Virga, a glass sculpture embedded with 1650 individually controlled LEDs. Clear Story Creative designed the custom control system and chose Miranda Pixels (a discontinued version of Miranda) as the LED drivers for the project.
Because the sculpture is installed high up in the lobby ceiling of the Noorda Center for the Performing Arts, Miranda Pixel was the perfect choice. Using Miranda controls allowed for flexibility in the infrastructure, and the Pixel’s cloud connectivity made it possible to program and maintain the lighting remotely.
The system uses 8 Miranda Pixels, which receive sACN input data from Clear Story’s custom-designed control system. Each of the 8 Pixels uses nearly all of its 8 outputs, due to the complex topology of LEDs throughout the three dimensional sculpture.