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Lightlink's art lighting has been collected by private collectors, galleries, corporations and organizations nationwide and has exhibited in shows and galleries throughout Texas, the US and beyond, including :
The The Austin Museum of Art (AMOA), McNay Museum of Art, The Design Center of Austin (DCA), Gallery Lombardi/ Austin, The San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) for The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Lighting contest hosted by Lucifer Lighting, The Southwest School of Arts & Crafts annual Fiesta Arts Fair invitational (7th top National Arts Show), Blue Star Art Space, KLRN/PBS-TV's Art Auction, Jefferson State Banks, Advent International Shows/Tucson, P3 Gallery/Tucson, DisneyWorld Corporate headquarters/Orlando and 3-Form Corp Digital Gallery.
The art lighting can be viewed at various locations throughout Texas including :
The Design Center of Austin / Austin, Artisans / Fredricksbrg, Salmon Peak Studios, Studio M, Marcus Revilla Studios, Toolbox Studios, Glassworks Gallery, Wren Asian Gallery, Bella Villa, Textures Gallery, ArtPace Galleries / San Antonio & Cities / Houston.
The Lightlink collection has also received numerous accolades from the green, design, home, lighting, art and business press, as well as, galleries, collectors, artists, art shows, museums and some of the country's top design consultancies, including Clodagh Design, Tom Klein Inc, Charlotte Moss & Co, Sam Blount Inc, and Tori Golub Interior Design.
- "INDUSTRIAL ZEN - The perfect balance of industrial design and Zen aesthetics... Lightlink uses environmentally friendly processes and materials, including reclaimed metal and hardwoods, recycled content and handmade papes and sustainable bamboo." - Robyn Lawrence, Organic Spa Magazine - June 2012
- "Mike Brannon's unique lamps include sanded metal frames--from reclaimed sources whenever possible--and handmade, recycled Thai paper made of bamboo and banana, mango or mulberry leaves. The Lime Slice lamp is an example of Brannon's Japanese-inspired designs" - Robyn Lawrence, Natural Home Magazine - Nov/Dec 2006
- "Lightlink Lighting's latest design series called 'Solar Flare' features dual sheets of dichroic eco-resin sandwiching dual layers of fiber-optic fabric causing the colors to change as one moves around the piece. Modern art that functions as much as art as illumination." Austin Urban Home - March 2011
- "LIGHT & SOUND - Musician Mike Brannon gets the Green Light. Its difficult to pick a word that best describes Mike Brannon's talents - innate, organic, serendipitous. All apply to an artist, musician, lighting designer who has taken creative recycling to a new level. His pieces reflect a green conscious-ness that's at the heart of his work." San Antonio Magazine - February 2010
- "Lightlink has unleashed new pieces that speak organic, soulful, Zen and industrial. Lightlink offers all types of lighting, from suspensions to sconces to drops lighting to create a balance between ambience, function and effect. The Azure/Reactor Suspension Series shows Brannon's love of working with scale with alternating plates of aluminum and acrylic layers." Hospitality Design Magazine - May 2009
- "HOT ITEMS - Lightlink's Lighting features recycled components. The Azure Suspension is made of aluminum plates, azure and clear acrylic and dichroic film. A compact fluorescent lamp acts as the light source which can be controlled via wireless remote. Eco-Structure - May/June 2009
- "HEALTHY GLOW - Create a Zen-like retreat in any room with new sustainable lighting from Lightlink, by Mike Brannon. Known in Texas for his work as a composer and guitarist for many influential musicians, Brannon has found time to focus on his passion of creating artful lighting alternatives for the home. Made of natural, sustainable Japanese twig and bamboo mats, the fixtures add ambience and make a subtle statement. The colorful dichroic columns reflect and filter light to add peaceful hues with rhythmic movement, while the bamboo columns create a more subdued glow. "
- Austin Monthly HOME - Spring 2009
- "Musician Mike Brannon has had a 10-year run as head of Lightlink, which is just out with its Tripod line of lamps. The Aluminum-framed, equilateral tripod lights are hand-made of recycled Thai bamboo paper and come in heights of 12, 24 and 36 inches and 12 paper colors. Each version has a 3-way touch dimmer and 8-foot clear cord." FORM - November 2008
- "Lightlink's designs are derived from a Zen/ Industrial perspective. The contemporary fixtures (pictured) are manufactured from handmade recycled papers of bamboo, mango and banana leaf fibers set on steel and aluminum frames." Phoenix Home and Garden - November 2008
- "Lightlink Lighting presents the handmade Arsenal Suspension. Suitable for residential and corporate environments, upscale bars, spas, galleries and recording studios, the Arsenal comes in various colors including fluorescent lime, orange, yellow and blue. The Arsenal has fluorescent uplights to wash the ceiling and is a suspended 18 gauge stainless steel piece with a slice of fluorescent acrylic down the center which glows passively in daylight and actively via 28-W T5s at night." LD+A - July 2008
- "INSTANT ATTRACTION. A light created by Mike Brannon (the Arsenal) is suspended above the dining room table. The stainless steel piece with glowing a green stripe was modified to add three down lights. There's no need for more light." SA Express-News - June 2008
- "Recycled Thai papers, sustainably produced from bamboo, banana, mulberry and mango leaves form the basis for Lightlink's Quad, Tripod and Wedge series." Residential Lighting - April 2008
- "Lightlink Lighting manufactures lighting from green materials. Handmade paper from bamboo, mulberry, mango and banana leaves and various other fruit tress and reclaimed metals are used in the company's Quad, Tripod and Wedge Series lights. Reclaimed ebony and recycled resin are used in the Edgelit Series. The Dichroic Twig Luminaire and Midori/Lime Slice reflect Asian themes and can glow in a myriad of colors." Eco-Structure - March/April 2008
- "Livin' on the edge. Drawn to the "myriad effects of light on a subject and as a subject of its own", artist/musician Mike Brannon, founder of Lightlink Lighting infuses his illuminated sculpture with a passion for creativity. Often described as "Euro-Texan" the company's unique designs, such as Edgelit Ice reflect a subtle Zen-like appeal." Hospitality Lighting - Winter 2008
- "Best known for his "so cool it's hot" jazz work with Synergy, Brannon is tapping into a different kind of fusion these days - melding recycled materials and an Asian vibe to create a distinctly different type of art lighting." Scene Monthly - May 2007
- "Created by Texas designer Mike Brannon, Lightlink Lighting provides a collection of creative products fashioned from an array of materials, including hand-made paper, hardwood and natural fibers. Brannon's belief is that light influences the way we consider and remember each moment. His goal is to create functional, aesthetically pleasing fixtures that are appropriate for any setting. Featuring the influence of both Asian and industrial design, the lights are meant to provide balanced, textured illumination that calms the mind and does not overwhelm the eye. Brannon's illuminated sculptures are currently displayed in cities across the nation." - Innovative Home Magazine - Winter 2006
- "The Thai paper lighting series made by Lightlink Lighting is made using Thai bamboo and mango papers. The touch sensitive lights come in 10 colors." - Hospitality Design Magazine - August 2005
- "ZENLIGHTENMENT: Mike Brannon creates artful lighting. His San Antonio based company, LightLink Lighting, boasts designs inspired by a Zen perspective, or as he puts it, "a pursuit of something to add serenity to an environment". Suitable for an contemporary setting, these hand-built fixtures are created with combinations of metal frames, dichroic (two-colored) mirrors, touch dimmers and light enhancing natural papers to give a high-tech meets organic feel. Brannon's designs are currently on display at galleries and private collections in London, New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and Austin. Don't worry, Lightlink can do custom commisions as well"
- Brilliant Magazine - May 2005
- "Lightlink Lighting has debuted a collection of handmade art lighting using translucent papers made from exotic fruit trees (mostly recycled) and grasses wrapped around aluminum frames and stainless steel uprights. The lights are available in three designs - Tripod, Quadraped and Wedge."
- Home Accents Today - March 2005
- "For many artists, it's the stoke of a brush that turns a blank canvas into art. But for jazz musician and artist Mike Brannon, his masterpieces come to life not by paint - but by light"
- San Antonio Business Journal - November 2004
- "Its very ethnic. African art dominates the living and dining rooms, mixed with items from Indonesia and metal, wood and paper lamps made by Brannon" - San Antonio Express-News - June 2005