Paper and Light

Ruieta Da Silva, Helen Cho, and Paul Haeberli

Nov 1996

Horiz Bar

This snake light was created under the direction of Ruieta Da Silva on Nov 17. It consists of a string of Christmas tree lights, plastic thumb tacks, and folded pieces of paper. The total cost for the light was US$2.30.

Some of the small folded pieces of paper were made using this folding technique.

Video of the lights was recorded, and 18 frame grabbed images were merged together to make this image composite. A High Resolution version of this merged image is also available.

Here are some close up images of 12 of the lights along the chain.