On the road with a fake traveling sun (pictures)
Let the sun shine in. Two Norwegian artists create a giant glowing LED orb that travels by land and sea to some of the country's darkest spots, bringing light during winter.
Hauling the sun
Living in Norway, visual artists Lisa Pacini and Christine Istad have seen their share of winters when parts of their country go without natural sunlight for as long as three months. In response, they decided to bring the sun (or an approximation of it at least) to their countrymen with Traveling Sun, a glowing orb that shifts between warm orange, red, and lilac hues.
The sun made its 1,000-mile-plus journey from Oslo to Tromso suspended from a hanger above a flatbed trailer pulled by a truck.
By land and by sea
Pink sun in winter
The sun rises
The Traveling Sun gets mounted on the facade of Tromso Center for Contemporary Art, in the northern Norwegian town of Tromso, which has no sunlight or visible sun from November 22 to January 21.
This month, the sun stopped at the London Design Festival, where light and nature were overarching themes, and in October it will move to The Culture House in Rjukan, a small, shady Norwegian valley town that has relied on sunlight beamed from mirrors to get through the long dark winters.