Have you ever noticed how things look bellow water surface? Weird and distorted? It’s due to the refraction of light. I live by the beautiful lake Ohrid and this effect was always interesting to me. It inspired me to make a beautiful lamp about it.

I used a dried gourd from Mali (Africa) for the head and a black walnut for the neck and the base.

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I drew the pattern and engraved it with a rotary tool

I started carving for a long, long time

…and sanded every surface on the gourd

Made some holes so the light can escape outside

…and added some texture

After carving some waves on this beautiful walnut

I was able to assemble it and turn it on for the first time

..so I can somehow bring the lake to me

Watch how it was made