Shadey Family (2004)
This linear light is created from a careful selection of found vintage glass lamp shades. Individually each shade is not particularly eye catching or special but when grouped together in a unit they become harmonious and beautiful. This project is about injecting life into unwanted and discarded lampshades and reconfiguring them to create something special and unique. The positioning of the glass shades side by side is reminiscent of a family because each lampshade has its own personality. When they sit together in a line they join forces and become one entity. Although the same formula is employed to construct each Shadey Family, every piece is unique.