Alright folks, my latest project is complete and was also a complete success!
This assignment had me creating a lamp from scratch, wiring and all, by myself!
We were provided a popular film director as our inspiration, had to research their entire body of work and then create a functioning table lamp based on that body of work. My director is Jean Pierre Jeunet, famed creator of such films and Amelie, Delicatessen, City of Lost Children among others. His style is very saturated and vivid while integrating architectural elements and back-flashes of story lines, creating a flipbook quality film. I love his work 🙂
So, here are some of my initial ideas using a collage I put together as inspiration…
I was sold on using industrial black iron piping as the base, and I had some plexiglass lying around, but I wanted to paint it green, very turn of the century quality Tiffany, with a modern twist. This led me the idea of Jean Pierre Jeunet reimagining some of the characters of one of my favorite stories, The Wizard of Oz… mainly Ozma. This development made me so happy, and took me back to my childhood watching Return to Oz…so exciting!
So I got some tools and started to work!
Using a plexiglass cutter and Marth Stewarts glass paint in Transparent Fill Sweetgrass green I painted about 100 little pieces to later be soldered together ala Tiffany
Next I used a 1/4″ copper tape to line each piece and solder them together, creating the shapes as I went…
Now, the first time I wired my lamp and turned it on I MIGHT have blown a circuit…so I called my trusty mad scientist papa and he set me straight. So after a quick rewire I was ready to go!
Here are the final architectural sketches!
and now for the great reveal!