Playing in softly glowing light
Light is the energy of life.
Wood is an expression of light, continuing to vibrate with its energy even after being harvested, radiating warmth to the touch and eye.
Washi, the paper used in a shoji lamp, is woven magic, taking some of the light passing through for itself, and in so doing producing a glow that is softer, warmer, more inviting.
Designing and creating these lamps is my personal expression of the energy of light. This series of lamps represents a journey through time, beginning with some of my earlier creations and ending with my most recent: Shoji lamps.
If you'd enjoy doing a little exploring, take a leap down these rabbit holes to discover some of the delights and oddities of the world of light, shapes, and design, for example: Frolicking pentagons.
Woodworking is one of the greatest gifts I give myself, my personal recipe for contentment. I love the slow, meditative process of creating, and appreciate the way it helps balance the insanity of this crazy world we live in.
My reflections on woodworking include a glimpse of some of my projects, as well as the techniques, tools, and resources that make them possible: Reflections.