I’m not going to pretend that I had a lot of fun sitting around the house for the days without power as Hurricane Isaac slowly tore its way through New Orleans, but at least I did something productive. I’ve been asked by several people if I intended to make mason jar lights in clusters, and indeed I’ve wanted too but just haven’t gotten around to it. Well, thanks to the time my hurri-cation afforded me, here is a five jar light which is made for direct wire (not plug-in). Normally, all the jars would be lit but I ran out of Edison bulbs, so that is why only three of the jars are lit in the pics. I like to use vintage jars as much as I can since they have more variety and character, so this light has old Atlas, Kerr, and Ball jar brands, two blue and three clear. And in case anyone is thinking it, I am aware of the irony of making light fixtures during a time when i had no electricity!
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If you are in the Uptown area tomorrow September 23rd, and you fancy hearing a lecture on mixed-media art and the merits of anti-specialization, stop by Lusher High: 5624 Freret St at Joseph St. @ 2.30pm. I’ll do a power point presentation for 45 minutes in room 307 on the varied history and themes of my work, and then on to the gallery reception on the 4th floor where i’ve got some illuminated pieces on display. It’ll be electric! (dumb pun intended).
I just bought a neato old light fixture on ebay with a red glass globe that I’ll turn into a table top lamp. It reminds me of a vintage movie house light with its soothing red color, but Leslie says it makes her think of the eye of Sauron (lord of the rings evil overlord) and is slightly afraid of it. Either way, there has to be a market out there for something like that, right? I can see the etsy listing now: “vintage scarlet orb of doom lamp for your desktop…”