Material Explorations


If you don’t know, I have a soft spot for low (and small) lighting. I work with small lights throughout my studio practice. It’s the personal and momentary light of a small lanterns. It’s the collection of fireflies. It’s a sea of lights at a concert. I see it as these momentary communication flashes, and expressions. It can be a flash of memory or emotion. At it’s base, a signal.

I love the flexibility of wire and the lightness of it. Here I’ve varnished paper and bundled wire together to form small lanterns. It’s based off some material research iterations I did long ago for Sleeping Thoughts. In those days I had access to a spot welder (sooo much fun) which yielded those forms, yet with a different process. One of the early iterations was with varnished rice paper, which I reincarnated here.