This articulating light sconce was a great exercise in engineering and fabrication. This piece was commission made, and was built specifically to solve a problem. My client needed a light over the couch that could be used for reading. Based on the living room layout, it’s was clear this light needed to move and be hung on the wall. It also needed to fit into his current living room décor. This objective came with some challenges. My client specifically asked not to have polished metal be the base material. I knew I’d be using wood for accents, but metal was going to be the foundation. Through trial and error, and a lot of YouTube assistance, I learned how to patina metal giving me the ability to blend the metal and wood tones to complement one another. Of course, I still had to have some polished metal exposed, but I left that to the fabricated arm tensioners, and wall plate louvers. Another design element pulled from my common design language is the use of roofing nails as an accent to the wooden wings.
One of my favorite parts about this piece was the ability to repurpose a small spotlight I’ve held onto for over 10 years. I always loved this little light but never could find a place to use it, so it is sat for years waiting for its time to be something else. When I was concepting this piece and doing some of my initial sketches I realized that I would need a light that articulates and would hold a small bulb. Instantaneously, this light popped into my head as not only a solution but the solution.
The outcome is a dynamic piece that perfectly fits the “industrialganic” description of my art.
In addition to the featured gallery above, I encourage you to review the Step-by-Step Project Pics to see the many stages this project entailed.