Lights on Romania

Lights On Romania is a light-art festival that takes place every winter in the city of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Amazing artworks are used to help people discover hidden gems in their city, while placing art outdoors and reinforcing the message it brings to everyone.

Measuring seven metres in diameter, the Mars artwork features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the Martian surface. At an approximate scale of 1:1million, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 10 kilometres of the surface of Mars.

The artwork allows us to view Mars from the air, as though we are a satellite mapping and studying the surface in perfect detail. Every valley, crater, volcano and mountain is laid bare for us to inspect.  The artwork transports us to this desert wasteland, to imagine what it’s like to step foot on this incredible planet. 

Jerram’s website says the artwork allows us to view Mars from the air ‘as though we are a satellite mapping and studying the surface in perfect details‘.