interior design lighting ideas - abstract textile 'art light' by UK textile artist Mary-Clare Buckle
above is an enlargement of the felt piece itself, with the light switched off
this shows the piece backlit, as it appears with the integral light switched on
Tokelau - Lagoon - size 50 x 36cm - Sold
This is one of a series of pieces inspired by the South Sea islands of Tokelau. I love the way that the lighted piece gives an impression of looking up into the sun from an underwater viewpoint - snorkelling in a tropical lagoon. When the light is turned off, you see a semi-abstract view of the rich colours of tropical islands.
Inspired by the story of Tokelau, I have produced a series of work to capture the romance and beauty of these coral atolls - see the other Tokelau piece on my textile art gallery page.
... or to read a little more information about Tokelau & the Tokelau project, click here.
The felt is sandwiched between sheets of acrylic and extends to the edges of the sheet. The single light source is attached to the piece with small, virtually invisible bolts, and the piece is held together with zinc-plated bolts at each corner.
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