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
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