Random notes on my working with miniatures: activities, designs and design influences, techniques and brain storms.
Monday, December 10, 2012
New light designs
the base on this one is all wood
As the winter gets grayer and darker out here in Vancouver in the rain forest belt (temperate kind) I decided making some new lights would help brighten my days. One of the new lights uses stone for the base, which acts as a great counter-weight for cantilevered shades. I'm using LEDs in the lights as usual.
One light is another sculpture using some acrylic tubing that Phyllis Tucker (no relation) generously gave me.
glow in the dark bull rushes???
the arc goes up about 7 inches
I just like the contrast of rectilinear and curved
I've working with miniatures professional since 1998, focusing on original modern work especially lights and furniture. I also do film/book themes,federal/Georgian and other period rooms or just about anything else a client dreams up.
Before I started miniatures full time I ran a small consulting company (database and system design) and before that I was a policy analyst for the provincial government and - yes - before that a psychologist and before THAT a teacher.
I started my post secondary education in engineering,changed to psychology and ended up doing graduate working first in psychology and later in administration. All of which ties in DIRECTLY to miniatures - I think.