Split Grain Light Sculpture of Tripod Stand

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Split Grain Light Sculpture of Tripod Stand

450.00

ILLUMINATED SCULPTURE
This Split Grain illuminated sculpture reveals the elemental form and grain in a piece of reclaimed California Incense Cedar. Fascinating details and hidden beauty are revealed from light emitting from the center of the sculpture, flowing out from each individual slice suspended on a thin aluminum armature. The warm light traces the contours of the wood capturing beautiful patterns from all angles.
 THIS PIECE
This piece is made from a reclaimed Incense Cedar tree found in the Angeles National Forest (see below for details about this wood) perched a top a handmade aluminum base making a table piece with a cool Scandinavian aesthetic.  It's has a balance between the warm organic nature of the wood and light with sophisticated contemporary simplicity.   Two large knots project from the back with its thin slices spaced apart to reveal the natural grain patterns letting light escape from the rough split edges resulting in a dramatic lighting effect.  This piece is mounted on a handmade aluminum base with felt bottom for a scratch-free surface and is connected via a 6 foot woven black cloth cord, in-line switch and 2 prong plug. 115v AC (also compatible with international voltages)

RECLAIMED WOOD
The wood for this piece came from a reclaimed California Incense Cedar tree from the Angeles National Forest just north of Los Angeles. An area of this forest was decimated by wildfires in 2009 leaving very little behind. Vegetation was destroyed and most trees were burned. Trees that survived the fire were left at 5,000-6,000 feet elevation and dried standing up with their thick charred bark. This natural drying environment produced a result akin to kiln drying. The National Forest Foundation has been clearing trees from the area as they restore the site, a part of the Treasured Landscape campaign and it was from their work this beautiful, mildly aromatic wood was reclaimed.

MAKING THESE SCULPTURES
This is a one-of-a-kind handmade work of art made from an specific piece of reclaimed wood. The piece is custom fit with one or many warm LED lights depending on the size an integrated aluminum piece as a heat sink also acts as an architectural feature. Great care is taken throughout the entire process resulting in a piece of refined art still retaining a handmade quality and organic beauty. 

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