Bar Roc(k)coco Lamp & Mirror sold individually
By Dr Margareth Troli
Both lamp and mirror have been made from flat pieces of glass which have been waterjet cut, edge-worked and hot or cold fused together. The lamp consists of 83 stacked cogs that form the core and foot of the lamp. The core also has a hollow, allowing for the lighting source to run through the entire height of the lamp. 8 identical outline profiles of a lamp have been waterjet cut and each of these side-panels slot into the cog-shaped core, forming a 3 dimensional form and a unique visual expression.
Artist statement regarding the artwork
Would it be possible to evoke feelings of nostalgia and escapism in a contemporary object by using historical references of decoration?The baroque period displayed luxury and the flamboyant as seen in form of grand facades on buildings, whilst the rococo period that followed as a toned down version of the former centered around objects for interior a style often recognised as asymmetrical in its forms portraying floral and fluid forms. Periods of art of great inspiration to artist also in the Victorian Era. The elaborate decoration and flock designs have been the inspiration for this body of work, whilst simultaneously composing a structurally minimal piece. This work also displays the juxtaposition of the artist cultural heritage. A fusion of Scandinavian simplicity in it’s structural design, yet following a quintessential English style in terms of decoration