TABLE LAMP XXIX
Making of Ailsa
FLORAL BEAUTY MEETS
The pattern of the lamp changes from the bottom to the top but it is based on the same core geometry to make it harmonic and consistent.
I want the pattern of Ailsa to have the natural, calming look but also the harmony of the fractals.
Although the technique of a shaded carvings could already be seen in my previous lamps like Leaferis, this time I decided to make them perfectly smooth. That is why I had to carefully sand the surface manually to make the shades and to control the thickness of the wood.
This kind of finishing makes the shades on the wood even more clear.
On the top of the lamp there is a real flower of Carlina Vulgaris embedded in the epoxy resin. That is the first time I have done that in my lamp and I love the way the light illuminates the flower.
The base is finished with brown jeweler cord and the leafy ending part is carved from oak wood.
NATURAL BEAUTY BY DAY
Light Sculpture by Night
Ailsa brings its luminous life shining through nearly 10,000 holes that had to be drilled precisely towards the light source.
Below you can see some more photos of the Ailsa.