FLOOR LAMP IV
The name of this fractal lamp comes from the word “Nepenthe” which means a fictional medicine for sorrow – a “drug of forgetfulness” mentioned in ancient Greek literature and Greek mythology.
Figuratively, nepenthe means “that which chases sorrow away”. Literally, it means “not-sorrow” or “anti-sorrow”. That is the most desirable function of my lamps.
From a gourd to the fractal lamp.
THAT WAS AN
I love harmonic, complex and geometric patterns so one of my biggest source of inspiration is fractal art.
Although most of the time they are just a starting point, this time, when I stumbled upon the fractal created by Ross Hilbert, I just knew I want to make this kind of beautiful spiral fractal.
More fractal art of Ross you can find HERE.
THE LIGHT SHINES THROUGH
Nearly 30k Holes
The design is based on the spiral drawn with mathematical precision. The whole fractal-like pattern grows and evolves between the top and the bottom so there are no two identical parts of the pattern.
The head of this handcrafted floor lamp is made of gourd from Mali and its diameter is 31cm. The perforation of this intricate sculpture is made with drills of 20 different diameters and the number of holes drilled is about 29930 (+/- 50).
To United States
Nepenthis was purchased as a unique gift and the happy owner said:
“This lamp is an interdimensional artwork of the absolute highest quality and caliber. I have never seen anything like it and will treasure it for the rest of my life.” – Eben ( USA )