pouch lamp

 

2013

created in Perth, Western Australia

 

kangaroo hide, copper, aluminium, linen, zippers, LEDs, electronics

 

 

Throughout the Pouch Lamp project I have explored several key aesthetic and conceptual themes related to the idea of deep time, such as geological features, palaeobotanical imagery, natural resource extraction and sustainable materials.

 

I have focussed on an intersection between the forms of endemic flora and fauna and have included unexpected materials and contemporary features. I feel it is this unexpectedness bordering on the absurd that defines my idea of the Australian Design Identity.

pouch lamp Medium
pouch lamp Medium

700mm tall, Kangaroo hide, copper, aluminium, zipper, electronics, LED globe. Features a dimmer-zip: as the user pulls down the zip, the LED light brightens. Zip up to dim light or turn off.

self portrait with lamps
self portrait with lamps
pouch lamp Large
pouch lamp Large

1800mm tall, Kangaroo hide, copper, aluminium, plaster, zipper, electronics, LED globe. Zipper functions as dimmer switch.