Mixed-Media Table Lamp
Created by Mark Taylor and James Aarons
Perfect for the bedside table, this small lamp earns its Big Sky name because of the airy, expansive feeling it creates when both on and off. The shade is a collage of sky, tree and leaf engraving patterns interspersed with different shades of thick, plain white and off-white papers that glow with warmth. A small glass globe sits atop a short antique white, crackle glaze ceramic base, playfully reflecting light from above and below. Collaborative artists James Aarons and Mark Taylor have created a collection of unique lamps under the moniker Imaginary Lamp Empire. Individual and special, the lamps grow from a conversation between the two artists where every detail, from plug to finial, is considered as an essential component of the final composition. Lamp shades are elegant, sewn paper collages using heavy archival paper that is UV coated for longevity. Lamp bodies are original ceramic forms enhanced with found objects. Each lamp is a unique treasure with thoughtful details and surprises from any viewing angle.