Thursday, February 5, 2009

Jesus Lamp

Today's Core77 featured Ricardo Garza Marcos' Jesus Lamp. The artist says this floor lamp could be placed behind a chair or sofa and gives a halo or aureole effect. Although the Jesus Lamp surely looks a little weak and easy to knock over when moved, the idea of a floating halo effect with cheap materials and a simple design is just great. I think that one could even mimic the lamp with homemade materials like clear tubing and fluorescent lights.

Just a fun sidenote, but you could make a matching set of floating, glowing red devil's horns to provide a similarly demonic effect, in contrast to the angelic person sitting across from you.

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