Light Gallery: Rough Cuts
Floor Lights: Rough Cuts
A trip to Nova Scotia and the opportunity to go shore scavenging was the beginning of it all for this series of floor lamps. The finds proved to be my inspiration. The floor lights have bases that I have been worn by time and the elements. So perfect, inspiring, and one of a kind.
I have always loved and respected wood.
The bases are left with their natural cuts as much as possible. In some cases, the surfaces are enhanced. The faces are hand sanded, primed and painted with bright, bold colours.
I have recently discovered and am using cement as a base material. It is strong, malleable and paradoxically warm.
Metal rods cut and drilled by hand, then painted with highly pigmented artist acrylics.
Some are finds and some are made locally by a ceramic artist, Marney McDiarmid. The collar shades are inspired from vintage shades found in barns and industrial settings.
I found a local company that created coloured sheaths for wiring. This series has cotton coats in vibrant colours.
The lights all have UL- approved elements. The sockets are nickel-plated, metal and porcelain.