Neal Prange from GatheringPoint Church in Bourbonnais,IL brings us this
They used Foam Bowling as a starting point. They used 4’x8′ sheets of Coroplast painted black (bought from Fast Signs, the owner is a member of their church) and they purchased Styrofoam bowls from Wayfair. (Their cafe uses the same bowls for serving.)
They built a template grid to fit 9 bowls at a time with 2″ spacing both horizontal and vertical around each bowl. Neal built the grid out of some left over poster board they had. Then they rallied the troops and had a BYOHGG (Bring Your Own Hot Glue Gun) Party and hot glued all the bowls to the Coroplast using the template grid. It took 8 volunteers and Neal about an hour, maybe an hour and a half, from start to finish. Neal hung them by putting large paper clips through the Coroplast and using fishing line to hang to suspended ceiling clips (easily available at Lowes.) He started with the middle one and did a side to get spacing and height where he liked for the other 2 panels to work with their low ceilings and limited lighting points. Then he replicated the other side to match.
They were using Blizzard Lighting The Puck V12 fixtures, one on top and one on the bottom to get the gradient effect.