As an Atlanta-based blacksmith, Jeffrey Loy has been producing beautiful sculptures with LED lighting for over a decade. In 2003 he began collaborating with LumiGeek co-founder Joe Martin to bring dynamic solar powered LED lighting to his creations.
Together they produced pieces that lit the Atlanta skyline during the then-nascent West End arts scene, appeared in group shows in Richmond, Virginia and Austin, Texas, and helped celebrate the opening of the monumental Atlanta Greenway project. These pieces were a striking combination of old-world blacksmith techniques combined with cutting edge LED architectural lighting and control systems, with a focus on seamlessly blending technology and craftsmanship into a single vision.
Jeffry and JoeJoe later had an interactive installation piece entitled “Pupula Arboretum” in the curated Activating Spaces show in the Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art in Jacksonville, Florida.