Friday, January 17, 2014

Light it Up - The Lamp



"Light It Up - The Lamp"
One of the galleries where I show my work asked if I might consider making a few pieces of 'functional art'. . . If you follow my blog you know I make 'memory mirrors' - these are considered functional art because not only are they mirrors, but they are also beautiful pieces of art.

When I stopped to think about it, several things came to mind.  Lamps, candle sticks, clocks, even tables to mention a few. I am currently working on a few pieces, and they are coming along, and I will show them on this blog in a few weeks.

This lamp is my first attempt.
A wood lamp base, found at a thrift store in Cayukos, California last summer, provided the perfect substrate for this project. When I found the lamp, I knew it would need to be re-wired (a new skill), and it needed a lampshade.

There is a lot to see on this piece. I tried to show you all 4 sides with the images above.  Please click the image to take a closer look.

In the end, I was very happy with the final piece.

What do you think?  I would love to get your feedback.

6 comments:

  1. Rewiring that lamp is a skill of its own. Good for you!! But that lamp is beyond amazing. Four sides of disparate items came together in perfect harmony. I love this lamp because of all the pieces you have used.

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  2. Your assemblage is excellent. The lamp shines with "tales" to tell of everything that is on it. Wow, awesome!:)

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  3. Your assemblage is excellent. The lamp shines with "tales" to tell of everything that is on it. Wow, awesome!:)

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  4. Yes, it works! Good job, I'm sure this is much harder than a mirror to work with.

    I thought of you last weekend when I was contemplating buying an old drawer at an antique consignment store, and had no idea if it was worth buying, In the end I decided I didn't need it.

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