33 Views of M33

33 Views of M33 is a sculptural installation work about the physical limits of human sight, light pollution, and decreased visibility in the night sky. The work is composed of 33 tungsten light bulbs arranged in the pattern of the Triangulum constellation, 32 of which are connected to a photocel/arduino/dimmer circuit that makes them slowly dim up or down according the level of daylight outside. Each of the bulbs is laser engraved with a unique image of galaxy M33, the furthest object you can see with the unaided eye in the night sky. The work 33 Views of M33 is a play on this role of light pollution marker: as the artificial light intensity grows, the visibility of the galactic images is obscured.

Many thanks to Bobbi Kozinuk for electronics system design and fabrication.