The city of Tampere has a long tradition of a light festival during the darkest winter months to offer citizens some glow and warmth. We were commissioned to create a light art piece where you could go in and experience the lights in an overall experience. The form and shape of the piece comes from a tradition that is quite common in the Nordic Countries during the freezing winter months. A bucket of water turns into a beautiful lantern during a night when it freezes. The super sized ice lantern’s pillars are made of a special material that uses recycled glass and mimics ice very closely. The lantern glows warmly in an amber flame like way and if you walk into it it suddenly changes its appearance and you can see the aurora borealis dancing around you.