The visual forms found in Anemoi Light Art from Jiangmei Wu are similar to the soft and swaying body structure of the sea anemone (in Greek, Anemoi means “winds” and Anemone means “daughter of the wind”). It is made of lightweight and non-rigid material, and folded and assembled to create a semi-rigid structure. When suspended and illuminated, Anemoi lights sway into ephemeral and gentle patterns of light and shadow, softening their surroundings with pristine, mathematical geometry and rich, natural textures.
Designed using super light-weight, natural material coupled with simple fabrication and assembly techniques, Anemoi presents a minimal carbon footprint and ecological impact. According to the Life Cycle Analysis, the carbon emission from the manufacturing of each Anemoi light is less than one tenth of the carbon emission per person per day in the U.S. The main material is a type of tear-free Shoji paper called Hi-tec Kozo, which has a three-layer structure, with eco-friendly polyester film as core and Kozo Washi on both sides.
Kozo Washi is a type of renewable material that is made from the inner bark of Kozo, a type of mulberry tree. Kozo plant grows more than three meters high in a year and can be sustainably harvested each year.