Maker Faire Bay Area 2023

Mermaid Glimmer's Jellyfish Grotto

Home: California, United States

50 iridescent jellyfish hang silently over the heads of viewers. During the daytime the sunlight filters through the rainbow jellies, creating a beautiful play of light and shadow on the ground. At night, the jellies are illuminated with animated lights, connected and controlled via a wifi network. The swarm appears to come alive as lights play through the jellyfish with a beautiful array of colors and patterns. The jellies whisper, shout, giggle, and glow through light animations, delighting the viewers who walk underneath. Erin St Blaine is a light artist based in Northern California. She creates sculptures, costumes and artwork with programmable LED lights, often including interactivity and data visualization to bring her creations to life.
Mermaid Glimmer's Jellyfish Grotto - Maker Faire Bay Area

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Erin StBlaine

I am an LED artist and maker, a mermaid and performer. I also write tutorials about DIY electronics projects for I've been making things with electronics for over 10 years, and I love creating beautiful things inspired by nature and by

What Inspired You to Make This?

The jellyfish were inspired by the work of Dale Chihuly and originally visioned and created for Dive Bar, a Mermaid-themed bar in Sacramento, CA with a 40 foot saltwater aquarium where real live mermaids swim and perform every night.

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