Sun-Catcher is a monumental work of art designed for the green energy district De Keen in Etten-Leur. On top of a long, steeply angled column stands a sculpture of a person with both arms over his head. He is holding a large solar panel that is aimed at the sun in the south. With this solar panel the human figure captures the energy that is emitted by the sun during the day.
The long, angled column runs parallel to the Earth’s axis and functions as a large sundial; it projects the exact hour of the day on the pavement of the square upon which the artwork is standing.
As night falls and it slowly gets dark, the sculpture begins to light up in the dark with the energy it has absorbed during the day.
The body glows until all the energy that it has absorbed during the day is exhausted. The more sun energy is captured during the day, the longer the human figure remains lit.