PLYWOOD CHANDELIER

Fall 2004
24" h x 26" d
Birch plywood, stainless steel, glass votive holders

With given constraints of limited raw materials and techniques, the Plywood Chandelier explores the specific affordances of CNC machine processes: the ability to produce exact multiples, perfect slottings and precise geometries. Reverence of the process tempts one to make just a flattened version of a traditional chandelier; this piece resists that by incorporating more stylized organic shapes in its basic structure, examining each component for appropriateness to the finished piece rather than its historical examples. By leaving the plywood unpainted, the piece evokes both the material origins and the formal background.

Prototype, not for sale

Photo 3: Tim Gasperak

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