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Tornado Floor Lamp (December 2,2011- December 12, 2011)
Dimensions: 14’’ x 14’’ x 48’‘
Net Weight: 60lbs
So I still had a lot of sliced pieces of different repurposed old wood from my “Think Big” and my “Bookshelf of Knowledge”... So I decided on making my first sculptural floor lamp for fun. I wanted an accent lamp that changes shape as you walk around it. If a lot of people were walking around it, it would look like they were being spun by a tornado.
It has approximately 800 rectangular pieces. They are held together by glue and 1600 brad nails. Its rectangle in the bottom that transitions to dancing triangles. It took 10 days to make but 4 days to plan. It was harder than I thought as I made 2 others that I did not continue since they look like a disaster.
There are 3 bulbs inside as shown in the last photos with my parents and I. Next time I’ll make bigger spaces so I can emit more light. or do 30 degree cut on every piece.
-- Nico Jose; Sculptor, Painter, Furniture Maker, www.nicojose.com