QUILTED LAMPS : A series of bedside table lamps. Quilts were cinched around light bulbs, mimicking packaged goods. The quilts are inspired by packing material, particularly moving blankets and bubble wrap. The lamps were self wired and the quilts were made using digitally printed silk.
This piece is part of my Diploma Project Series where I am exploring spaces and objects within the realm of the temporary, the transitory and the in-between. I am investigating a sense of belonging in this globalized world. The type of displacement I am addressing has less to do with homelessness and forced migration, but rather stems from my own multicultural, expat background. I’m creating objects informed by these temporary spaces of passage and the materials that occupy these spaces, exploring their personal narratives. I ultimately wish to extract a sense of comfort and stability within these seemingly sterile environments.