By Ethan Gilsdorf
“Lightning Dreams” documents Alan Gibbs’s passion for harnessing power as he commissions the world’s largest Tesla coil for his estate in New Zealand.
“It’s an amazing machine,” says businessman and art collector Alan Gibbs, on the telephone from a Detroit hotel room. “The power flows out of it like a river of water. . . . It pours out. When you’re watching it, you’re just absolutely gripped by it. There’s no other work of art that’s more fascinating.”