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(F)light of imagination

January 31, 2012

One of the lamps I made for my house has a straw coolie hat for a shade. The straw is sewn onto layers of scrap paper, and when the lamp is turned on, ghostly images show through: indecipherable words and other mysteries. That hat, and the little house-shaped birdcage I found in a junk store, inspired this project.

What to use for the lining eluded me until I found some old sheet music at an estate sale. Structural dilemmas ate up more time. End to end, this light took me almost a year to figure out, and a month to build in my spare time.

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To see more photos of the finished product go to Birdcages. To read details about dimensions, possible uses, and pricing, see the Etsy listing or drop me an email.

3 comments

  1. Love the birdcage lamp with sheet music!


  2. I was just about to ask what the 4F was about till I noticed the fine print under the title. Maybe I just need stronger reading glasses. Or just not to skim so fast.

    Mike


  3. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wished to mention that I have really loved browsing your blog posts.
    In any case I will be subscribing to your rss feed and I am hoping you write again soon!



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