Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Stuctal lamp

Looking at the project constraint of using a single sheet of material to create a lighting piece a saw in interesting opportunity. In many contexts from commercial products to sculpture, material usage can be an afterthought. Wanting to waste the least amount of material as possible I decided to break down the 18"x32" laser cut bed into rectilinear shapes.

I then arranged them in a structural and nearly architectural composition, before cutting notches to assemble the lamp after it was cut. This exploration in developing a lit piece serve as a interesting exercise of deriving a sculptural form from responsible material use.

-John Adams

1 comment:

  1. Hi John
    this is wonderful, now to find a way so that for each sculpture created you plant a tree...
    now that's sustainability...