My work has been inspired by how perceptions of everyday objects can be challenged when placed in a different context. By producing forms involving the use of common mass-produced objects that we overlook and easily forget, creating multiples have excited me to make lighting pieces.
Investigations with various materials and their interaction with light have led me to think of diffusion of light with the use of familiar, throwaway materials. In particular, using plastic straws because of their opaque and translucent qualities. I have produced a range of lighting that are more sculptural than practical. The straws' play with light produces shadows when cast on adjacent surfaces. This is similar to ambient lighting by creating a certain mood when these lights are placed in a space or on a table.
Year Established: 2003
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