Lamps are one of the items I love creating. The design has developed over the last 8 years and is always changing.
Each lamp is distinct and unique and made with a variety of materials-willow, cedar, coloured metal strips, reeds, and grasses.
I just finished a lamp made of wasp nest paper.
I will try any material as long as it works and looks good. These materials are woven onto a frame with waxed linen thread, wire, or cane.
I will never forget when I plugged in the first lamp I made and saw the shadows cast upwards. It is a surprise in waiting for each owner.
I am experimenting with mixed media lamps now after having taken many different courses while completing the certificate in fine arts at Emily Carr Art + Design University.
I recently took some print making courses and loved the immediacy of the process. For me it is a great way to draw and paint with imperfections being a delightful part of the outcome. As with all my work the natural world provides inspiration.