38 is a surrealistically motivated re-exploration of a technique of making originally developed for a previous project called 28, whereby air is pushed in and out of glass that is intermittently heated and cooled. In the case of this project, the technique is stretched to the limits of possibility. Large glass spheres are blown, and then a multitude of white cavities are introduced into them haphazardly, intentionally intersecting and colliding with each other. Several of these are deep enough to contain earth and succulent and cacti plantings. Others are used as housings for lighting elements. There are two or three lighting elements per large sphere, and one or two planters. Electricity and suspension are achieved using stiff copper tubing, which is allowed to tangle and crinkle, seemingly without regard for gravity. Once in a while, these copper tubes loop around satellite white planters, appearing to have escaped from the confines of the lit clear glass sphere.
Airplants, succulents and cacti (not included) require the least amount of care. Customer may consult a professional about the appropriateness of other plants. When watering the plants please wait for glass to cool down. The installation of the 38 is more involved than other chandelier due to the manipulation and composition of the copper tubing. These standard chandeliers may be used in an infinite variety of groupings to create cohesive installations with single pendants bridging from canopy to canopy.
MATERIALS: blown glass, copper tubing, electrical components and 13" round white powder coated canopy.
LAMP: 20w Xenon halogen lamp included. Additional replacement Xenon halogen lamps are available for purchase.
Designed by: Omer Arbel
Made in Canada