Mixed-Media Table Lamp
Created by Mark Taylor and James Aarons
This lamp is inspired by one on the set of a television show. On the show, a lamp of similar shape and color sits between two characters while they have a somewhat barbed conversation about consideration. When the artists saw it, they immediately knew how to combine several found elements that were languishing in the studio. The base is a collage of an antique metal lamp weight with pieces of onyx and a black and gold metal sphere. The shade is a tall, thin cylinder that uses an assortment of block prints to pick up and expand upon the silver, gold, beige, and tan tones found in the stone below. This lamp is truly a one-of-a-kind combination of disparate yet complementary elements that come together to create a stunningly elegant whole.