Una Lumino is a kinetic sculpture comprised of metallic buds that are made of acrylic and stainless steel. The mechanical installation by Korean artist Choe U-Ram incorporates his signature style of combining beauty and technology. Standing at just over 17 feet tall, the whirlwind of elegant robotic flowers are automated to bloom open, shining a brilliant light, and revert back to their closed state.
There’s something incredibly intriguing about the computerized structure that is both enchanting, mesmerizing, and aesthetically alluring. To add to the installation’s fascinating charm, U-Ram accompanies it with an intriguing tale, regaling a fictional history of the sculpture’s origins of this “brand new species of mechanized sentient creatures.” Una Lumino is a creation straight out of a science-fiction novel.
Check out the video, below, to see the incredible installation in action.