In October 2015, I was part of the Heartland Maker Fest in Urbana, IL. There,I was approached by this lovely lady, Annie F. Adams. She had this idea to use a local space, the Sipyard an outdoor bar located in an alley, to host a pickle party potluck. As part of that event, she thought it might be nice to have an art installation in one of the shipping containers. Going with the theme of fermentation, I came up with this communal project that had a little more than 20 people involved. It was about the process of tiny bits accumulating over time to turn into something more than it's parts. The shipping containers was upright on it's side and had a height of 20 feet. Walking in, it was almost natural to look up, since it's so tall. I figured I'd install a light installation into the top 9-10 feet. I was going with the idea of a starry night. I've been playing around with different diffraction material and LEDs, from that came the idea of this individual light fixtures. They are composed of fabric-like material, each is sewn into a bowl shape, then clear acrylic circles are sewn on top of each. There is a hole in the bottom where the LED shines through. About 70 or so of these light fixtures were hand made. Wires were then soldered to each LED and connected into two long strands. These strands were plugged into a micro-controller, which my friend Jeff Putney helped me write the code for. The code controls the behavior of the lights. They all shined at minimal brightness, then a random amount was selected to shin brighter at a random interval. The light strands were strung across the top open space inside the shipping container, after the walls were lined with black plastic. The public was invited to come and view the work. Everyone was encouraged to capture pictures and videos of the work and share it with the #FarAwayLonging and #WhatDoYouLongFor. I basically wanted to create a space for upward contemplation and I hope the title lent to notion of longing, a feeling I often have when starring into the night sky.