Sculptures by Deedee Morrison seen at Scrap Gallery, Indio - SunCatcher
Context & Credits
Item SunCatcher
Created by Deedee Morrison
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Item Details
Recycled, Powder Coated Aluminum - Solar Powered LED Lights - 15’ x 4.5’ x 4.5’

The color scheme of the Sun-Catcher sculpture mirrors the vibrant yellow hues of the sun. A solar panel is installed on the top panel of the sun totem - capturing the energy of the sun during the day and emitting its dramatic stored light at night, giving the sculpture an added dimension. This energy is released at night in the form of light - maintaining an energy balance that cannot be borrowed against. Sun-Catcher is a visual display of the power and energy that’s available every day from a single solar panel’s relationship with the sun.

Art with a Sustainable Solution. Inside the SunCatcher is the battery that, like plants, collects and stores the energy released from the sun. The solar panel that is built into the top of the sculpture and the battery are intimately connected - like photosynthesis in plants that is the phenomena of life and growth. The solar panel captures the energy of the sun during the day and the Sun Catcher emits the dramatic stored light at night, giving the sculpture it’s added dimension.

The Solartech 125W solar panel’s sole function is to convert sunlight into usable energy and transfer that energy through the charge controller to the battery bank. The charge controller scales down the energy produced to the correct voltage (12v) in order to charge the batteries. The batteries store the energy to be used until needed. The two 92 AH batteries run the 12 LED floodlights for about 14 hours continuously before needing a recharge. The 12V-DC LED lights require 10 Watts of power each, which when combined needs equivalent power of a single 110 Watt light bulb.

Meet the Creator

Deedee Morrison

Deedee Morrison

Greenville, SC

Deedee Morrison is a nationally known public artist working on the forefront of designing solar powered and LED sculptures to communicate public priorities and vision. Morrison’s work combines traditional sculpture construction methods with cutting-edge digital design and fabrication technology. As a sculptor and installation artist, Morrison’s work has been heavily influenced by her interest in industrial forms and light. As a result, a unique style has evolved that reflects an understanding of the natural world by incorporating industrial materials, computer numeric control cutting methods (CNC), and organically inspired designs to create solar powered LED light sculptures. By combining green consciousness with forward thinking and sustainable designs, these light sculptures pay tribute to nature’s beautiful efficiency.
Deedee Morrison has been working as a professional studio and public artist for over 15 years and during that period, she has had the privilege of working with libraries, schools, parks, cities and municipalities all over the country to envision public art that embodies the cultural expression, the character and purpose of the project. Morrison’s past experiences have facilitated an integrated approach to art planning which emphasizes active collaborations and partnerships with design teams, landscape architects, architects, engineers and the community as a whole.”

Available for commission/custom work