Every year during the holidays, millions of people visit Austin’s Trail of Lights, awestruck by the thousands of lights and colorful displays. Behind the scenes, for months, Flatfork Studios working on many of the handcrafted displays that are used to create the winter wonderland.
Flatfork Studios is grateful to have been commissioned by the Austin Trail of Lights production company, Forefront Networks, for 6 years. The Austin Trail of Lights is Forefront’s signature two-week community celebration that brings an average of 25,000 nightly attendees – over 2 million people total yearly.
Creating wonderment during the holidays is part of Flatfork’s favorite part of working on the Trail of Lights. Each new hand-crafted piece is planned built by Faith and her partner, Ryan Day.
The Tempo of Austin
We love the following collaboration with Austin’s Classical Music Station, KMFA 89.5 on this functioning metronome – equal parts art, engineering, and technology!
Flatfork was commissioned by KMFA, an independent public classical radio station to create The Metronome, which was on display in downtown Austin at the Suzanna Dickinson House (5th & Neches), where it would change tempo with the volume of Tweets in Austin. The more people Tweeted, the faster it moved!
Although much of our hand-made custom work is privately owned and enjoyed, here’s some digital love for our art: