organic materials with recycled parts and fluorescent tubes, these
bamboo light sculptures give off a soft glowing light from holes
in the bamboo.
Bamboo and light
have had a coexistence from the beginning of our electric history,
where the first filaments in light bulbs were made out of bamboo!
I wanted this
one to the left to act as a planted bamboo, so I put it in a large
ceramic vessel and scattered stones around it. The ballast and circuitry
are hidden in the pot, with a footswitch turning on the electricity.
I used an energy-efficient
and environmentally-responsible ALTO fluorescent tube for the illumination,
gelled in a reddish-pink.
I believe a
part of the responsibility of artists working with electricity and
organic/non-organic materials is to be as environmentally friendly
with the art as possible. Using recycled materials, energy-efficient
components and little or no chemicals preserves the integrity of
not only the piece of artwork, but the environment one chooses to
put it in!
This light sculpture is for sale.