A rare Austrian moth species is portrait in copper. As a huge swarm, the moths are flying towards a light bulb. Some single moths are placed randomly on the wall. Each copper moth is numbered and represents one moth left in reality. Each swarm (lamp) is unique.
The number of the limited edition (4) derives directly from nature. As there are just estimated
800-1100 individual moths of that species left in Austria, there will be just four lamp installations.
A part of the generated money goes to the project 'Baumpension' (retired tree) by the Naturschutzbund Austria, which protects old dying trees as habitat for fungi, moss and insects.
The idea is: by trying to save the species, another lamp will be possible in some years. - from limited to unlimited
species: Marumba quercus, rare nocturnal moth
conservation status Austria: critically endangered
material: copper moths (waterjet-cut and handrivetted), electronics for lamp
dimensions: core lamp: 65 x 30 x 35cm,
with single moths - whole installation: 120 x 100 x 35cm
production: limited edition of 4 + 1 prototype