Escher's Leaves

TABLE LAMP XXVII
Escher’s Leaves

Extremely organic, yet precisely charted spiral-based pattern of this handcrafted table lamp was inspired by work of the great M.C. Escher, created in 1944.

Escher’s Leaves was definitely the most challenging lamp for me in terms of the amount and difficulty of the carving work. It gave me a lot of pleasure and satisfaction also because the work of M.C. Escher was always a huge inspiration to me.

This organic lamp is kind of my tribute to this genius graphic artist.

SEE 5 MONTHS OF WORK
In 30 Seconds

For about 5 months, on every stage of work, I recorded the rotating gourd from the same angle, with the same exposure and speed.

In the end, all videos were edited into one, showing how the gourd has become the unique piece of art – the “Escher’s Leaves”.

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THE BEAUTY OF
Symmetry and Balance

The original work of M.C.Escher was built on a rectangular grid. I have built the leaf design on my lamp on the spherical, spiral grid to create evolving, symmetrical and continuous leaf forms being in perfect balance.

The subtle beauty of geometry and the negative space pattern is clearly visible.

PROBABLY THE MOST
Labor-Intensive

Although perforation of most of my lamps is drilled, in case of the Escher’s Leaves the whole gourd is carved, including the openwork leaves which structure is based upon the Voronoi diagram.

The texture of the dark contours was made with a very precise wood burner and it’s been the first of my lamps where I have applied this technique.

That makes the “Escher’s Leaves” probably the most labor-intensive of all Calabarte lamps so far.

ATTENTION
To Every Detail

In the Escher’s Leaves, I wanted the highest quality and uniqueness to be visible in every detail.

The base is finished with black jeweler waxed cord and the openwork ending part is carved from wood. Its motif is closely related to the main pattern of the lamp.

At the bottom of the head, there is a Calabarte logo burned.

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ORGANIC SCULPTURE BY DAY
Mood Lighting by Night

By day “Escher’s Leaves” brings the distinctive beauty as the unique sculpture while at night flowing and calming light patterns create a peaceful mood in every interior.

MUST SEE
Enchanting Photos

The aim of this session was to go beyond the lamp as an object itself and to use it and its light as an element of the enchanting, fairy-tale photographs, loosely referring to nature and Slavic mythology, where the leafy light effects created by the lamp seem to awaken ethereal, sensual forest beings.

The photographs were taken by rewarded Polish photographer
Magdalena Franczuk.

ESCHER’S LEAVES IS
Available For Sale

If you would like to own it, please contact me by: [email protected]

PRICE: 16.000 USD / 14.100 EUR

Worldwide shipping cost is included.
The lamp is sent in a wooden crate and its protected very well for the transport.
Note: I do not take responsibility for any eventual extra costs of the customs duty.

Technical info:
Height of the lamp: 57 cm
Diameter of the base: 34 cm
Diameters of the gourd: 27 cm
Light bulb: LED, 1.2W, G4, 12V.

Each lamp is equipped with power supply:
Input: 100-240V (lamp can work with any mains electricity)
Output: 12V, 2A

Plug type: C
If needed, I can add an appropriate type of plug adapter.