So, here is the work of Polish artist Przemek, also known as Calabarte..! I admire the kind of patience and accurancy needed to accomplish such a piece of work, therefore below the pictures taken during creation of the Butterflies lamp. What i also found interesting is Calabarte’s technical professional background, providing all the technical infos on his creations. He knows what he is doing and he gladly shares it with us…!
So, about the butterfly lamp:
- Head of the lamp is made of Senegalese calabash. Its diameters are 27 and 23cm.
- The pattern contains three structures (plus butterflies main lines) and each of them was charted using Voronoi diagram (more: http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Voronoi_diagram)
- Thickness of the gourd is about 1cm so the structure is quite deep and it is carved on three different depth levels.
- Height of the whole lamp is 48cm.
- Diameter of the base is 28cm and it is finished with dark brown jeweler waxed string.
- The end of the base is carved from wood.
- On the top of the lamp is closing part locked with little magnets.
Now, what i like the most about this lamp is not the light coming trough the cracks of the gourd, forming shades on the walls of a dark room, but the structure of the lamp itself. This structure brings me in mind the Lisa Nilsson anatomical sections, even though the subject is not the same. The resemblance could lie on the fiddly work and attention to detail.
Well,here you can find a little bit more about Calabarte..!!