DAVID BAERWALDE & ALEX MARTINEZ
The goal of the Crystal Dumpster sculpture is to create a dynamic, engaging, interactive and beautiful object. Using rudimentary construction materials in conjuction with efficient, modern lighting and simple electronics, the sculpture will attract an audience and react to their mobile communication devices. The wood and plastic material transforms as the color-shifting lights emanate from the interior of the large crystal cluster; the experience intensified by the public location as well as the juxtaposition of the glowing, translucent shapes protruding from the rough, utilitarian dumpster. Crystals are used by millions of people every second in almost all of our communication devices in semi-‐conductors in phones, watches, computers, viewing screens as well as countless other products in industries that include chemical, manufacturing, solar energy, and even metaphysical practices. Crystals make the Social City.