Monday, March 21, 2011

by hook or crook it lights the spot

Shepherd’s crook light
A new light, this one can serve as a reading light or as an accent light as well. The base is a block of machined 1/4 inch thick aluminum set in a Pear wood rectangle. The light source(s) is a group of LEDs. I just grabbed the first chair that came to hand; it probably would look better with one of my modern chairs.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

new sculpture/light

Living as I do in a major earthquake zone, it’s a little hard to get too excited today about miniatures while thinking about the tragedies in Japan. Who knows when it will be our turn.
None the less, I still have to make a living, so here’s a variation on a theme. My client asked me to make all the columns on this sculpture under-lit, and as the customer is always (well, usually) right, I modified the piece. Of course that also meant I needed to create a new base to accommodate the additional electronics.The piece is about 2.5 inches (6 cm) tall.
My closing though today is from John Donne
MEDITATION XVII  circa 1624 from Devotions upon Emergent Occasions
No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;

if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as any manner of thy friends or of thine own were; any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.