Split Grain Cedar Floor Tripod Light Sculpture

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Split Grain Cedar Floor Tripod Light Sculpture

1,750.00

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

Every Split Grain light sculpture is unique however some are more remarkable than others.  This piece was created with an ax swing across a huge knot and the resulting form is breathtaking.  The integrity of its irregular shape and its graceful curve if left raw, with an illuminated portion underneath which also reveals its jagged section of grain. Every angle this sculpture is viewed at is powerful. It features 3 LEDs, an integrated dimmer allowing its light to be fit to various room lighting conditions and is finished with a white cloth cord from Germany, 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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