The Lamp's shape was inspired by the Truffula trees of Dr. Seuss's "The Lorax"; images in its crown were drawn from things found around Portland's rivers to its skies. LEDs inside its rotating top cast images on nearby walls or placards held by visitors. Originally made for the 2017 Portland Winter Light Festival, the Lamp is returning to cast its images in 2019.
Richard Miner and Tom Barnes like to make things. The Portland Winter Light Festival inspires them to make lit things for the public's enjoyment.