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Back to Light by Caleb Charland

Back to Light by Caleb Charland

Back to Light by Caleb Charland

Items 20  ·  Created Jul 2022  ·  Creator fee 7.5%
Items 20  ·  Created Jul 2022  ·  Creator fee 7.5%

Back to Light expands upon the potato battery, a classic grade school science project. By inserting a galvanized nail into one side of a potato and a copper wire in the other side, a small electrical current is generated.

Many people fondly remember drawing power from potatoes or fruit in the classroom. This work speaks to the gift of human curiosity, and a concern for the future of earth’s energy sources. The cycle that begins with light from our nearest star that is photosynthesized by organic materials to produce energy is re-routed in these images, Back to Light, illuminating earth once again.

Back to Light expands upon the potato battery, a classic grade school science project. By inserting a galvanized nail into one side of a potato and a copper wire in the other side, a small electrical current is generated.

Many people fondly remember drawing power from potatoes or fruit in the classroom. This work speaks to the gift of human curiosity, and a concern for the future of earth’s energy sources. The cycle that begins with light from our nearest star that is photosynthesized by organic materials to produce energy is re-routed in these images, Back to Light, illuminating earth once again.