Porcupine Lamp by 52 Lamps
This very unusual lamp features hundreds of steel wires that surround and celebrate the light bulb. The light is filtered though the wires to create a dramatic contrasting image of light and dark. Behind the bulb a circular oculus allows the light to be captured within the folded aluminum body. This lamp amplifies all features of whichever bulb is placed inside. An integrated full range dimmer ensures that, even with high wattage bulbs, the visibility of the filaments can remain an integral part of the composition.
- Materials: Brass, aluminum, stell wire, concrete
- Size: 6” x 5” x 13”
52 Lamps began as a challenge for artist/architect Chris Martin. Build a lamp once a week. The goal was always to pick up some new tools, discover new materials and learn some new skills. As weeks turned into months the lamp building became more ambitious and 52 Lamps moved from an engaging hobby to a lifelong journey. Chris lives with his family in Seattle, WA.