Creating a light as a conversation piece was not the main focus of this design.
Building a light that had the ability to be able to move 'up and out of the way' was the main criteria for this dining light.
The necessary mechanics needed to pull this task off has given this particular build the unexpected attribute of entertainment.
Over 150' of wire was used in building this light.
This Porsche inspired desk lamp was commissioned for a Porsche collector. Using out of spec parts and some fabrication to create this one off piece.
My goal in working with existing objects is to create a unique piece that doesn't have the look/feel of just a bunch of scrap parts attached together.
A modern light to replace an existing ceiling fan.
The focus on this build was a whimsical indirect light source for the family media room.
Only one light source was used to illuminate the three suspended frosted acrylic panels.
Simple and effective.
This illumination build was designed to showcase the client's impressive 'home' bar and create a conversation piece worthy of a cocktail.
A reading lamp/sculpture commissioned for a professional pilot using out of spec parts from his personal airplane.
My goal in each piece I create is not to just make lights for individual's homes but to build sculptures that express the interests of the owners.
More than 120 hours worth of machining went into this one-of-a-kind light.
A Mondrian inspired hanging reading lamp.
The goal of this build was to add illumination and color to the room.
This dining room commissioned piece was built for a local artist.
I was given free reign to build, however with whatever I felt like.
Some left over mechanical parts, some newly constructed sculptural elements and a unique 'glowing' gasket at the ceiling made this a fun build for me.
This is the very first light that I constructed.
The feeling one gets when sitting at the dining table of this light is one of vastness.
The width of this light puts the bulbs not only in front of you but also into your peripheral vision.
Thus the name Stella. It has the feeling of a star field to me.
The objective of this dining light build was to fit into the decor of a remodeled mid-century home, give ample illumination for dining and not obstruct the view from any angle.
I once again used the Mondrian grid as I felt it being in period with the home.
The most challenging part of this build was using the tools of the trade, collected over the years by the veterinarian and 'not' make the piece have a menacing look to it. (I definitely left out the bone saw!)
In keeping with the surgical feel of the light, I decided to construct it entirely out of stainless steel.
The biggest challenge of this modern interpretation of a classic 'grandmother's' chandelier was the budget.
The heirloom light, while it had sentimental value, was not the right fit for the home.
The most budget conscious approach was not to re-invent the wheel, but rather re-configure it to give a more contemporary flair.
These three illuminated sculptures were designed to replace existing wall sconces in the veterinarian's waiting room.
I had originally intended on covering the structures and having them lit internally but upon completion of the stainless steel 'skeletons' it became apparent that they were much more interesting left uncovered.
The cast shadows of these illuminated sculptures adds interest to the waiting room.