An investigation of lamp structures, through the exploration of material combination, object function, shadow and texture.

LIGHTING PROCESS

REFLECTION

Many things influenced the development of these light explorations, and through material testing, I have developed a number of prototypes and with continued efforts in its refinement, I believe these experiments could be financially viable to build and sell.

Since my art residency with Jordi Canudas last year, I have found myself visualising a lot of objects as light pieces. I find shadows incredibly powerfull – the ability to see something that someone else might not notice is a great exercise in seeing beyond our everyday vision. None of these lamps are finished – they're visualisations of ideas, bound to change and a step towards and through the exploratory materialisation of my mind. I'm only coming to understand the use of light, but I feel it already has and will continue to play a big role in my practice. With ideas such as 'The Directional Light' or 'Croissant', I'm testing the function and interaction between people and light, but in a way that is possibly useless to some degree, however conceptually interesting and powerful in others. These ideas are expressions of myself at a point in time; something I find quite special, to some degree. I like the idea that what I make, has a place on Earth, whether that be determined by myself, or Joe Bloggs.

There are parts of these lamps that I can criticise, like the holes in the hot water bottle being a bit larger; but for me what this collection especially represents, is a clear progression of an interest and idea.

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