︎︎︎Small VJ Quilt
A color-changing, foldable portal made with wood, LED, acrylic & arduino. She is the younger sister prototype of a larger installation version.


︎︎︎The Castle
A foldable fabric and iron rod  “dancing architecture” made for video projection (from both sides) to meet in the middle.




︎︎︎Large VJ Quilt
A color-changing, foldable portal made with wood, LED, acrylic & arduino.





︎︎︎Chair/Room
A chair, or a room, or a phonebooth, a prison or a refuge. In this project, I ask as many questions as I answer, about furniture, protection versus entrapment, public sculpture, and flowers.


︎︎︎Sunset Pavilion
This installation for the music festival Lincoln Calling was a cross between a gazebo, a shed, and the prairie sky at sunset.



︎︎︎Small VJ Quilt
A scaled-down prototype created in preparation for her sister Large VJ quilt (a 4’ x 4’ project).  She has two different “moving states,” adjustable speed, and fully customizable HSV color.

She uses digi-fab techniques, arduino, and RGB LED strip lighting. 







︎︎︎Small Box Lamp
A small wooden box that uses a single incandescent bulb to create illuminated imagery on front and back. She was designed to also function as a scented object. The back opens and you can drop scented oils onto the bulb before turning on.
︎︎︎Wall/Room
A notched poplar wall piece depicting a barred room. 





︎︎︎Plaid Cube
A wood, acrylic, LED strip, arduino, digi-fab cube lamp that is an exploration of light-based versus pigment based color.

The plaid pattern continues down onto the wooden base. Her acrylic “skirt” an opaque circle allows her to be shifted from a “daytime” to “evening” look.
︎︎︎Installations
Installation view facing West from Why Sweep the Cinders... 



︎︎︎Bouquet Lamp
A wood, acrylic, LED,  and arduino lamp object meant to replace a vase filled with flowers in the wintertime. Designed and built to provide task and ambient light.

The glowing vase has 6 different color scenes, and the incandescent bulbs dim.



︎︎︎Orb Lamp
Orb Lamp iterates my ongoing exploration of the shifting hue of flower petals. Many flowers shift from pink and green to purple and blue before they die.
So do I!





︎︎︎Michael’s Shirt
A tee-shirt built with LED strips, arduino, wood, and acrylic. Designed in the exact colors my brother needs.
February 2024
GRETCHEN LARSEN
designer & educator

— Sculpture and Installation
— Creative Code Research