Split Grain Tabletop Night Light Sculpture

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Split Grain Tabletop Night Light Sculpture

475.00

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 sculpture is a new design that suspends a piece of reclaimed California Incense Cedar atop thin aluminum legs.  It is a deep wedge shaped piece with a very modern elegance to it on its stand.  The slices in the center of the piece are designed to create moire lighting effects when viewed through various angles as well as gently illuminating the edges of the split wood for jagged lighting effects.  This piece includes an integrated dimmer which allows the lighting effect to be controlled for different ambient room settings and is especially suited as a night light for a completely dark room as the dimmer gets very dim - perfect for a bedroom. It is finished with a 6 foot black cloth cord, in-line switch and 2 prong plug.  115v AC compatible (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 I was allowed to reclaim this beautiful, mildly aromatic wood for my sculptures.

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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