Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Letha Wilson

Letha Wilson

Work from Photo Sculptures.

"...Letha is very interested in the intersections between the natural world and architecture, specifically points in which these two areas are merged. Many of her previous artworks incorporates photography of the landscape with sculptural materials, or video work in which interior architecture is explored alongside images from the vast wilderness of the American West. “I see furniture as an intersection between architecture and the human form”, she explains “and I am interested particularly in modernist furniture both as objects of design, and of desire. I was drawn to Poul Henningsen’s Artichoke Lamp both as a beautiful object, but also because it directly draws from nature in its construction, the layering of its ‘leaves’ and the quality of light created by these reflections. For me the notion of light is related so much to the outdoors and natural environment, and how artificial light can re-create this. I also was interested in the fact that Henningsen created the lamp in an attempt to replicate candlelight by diffusing the light through refraction. His designs’ merging of beauty and mathematical concerns really struck me”..." - Lighting Academy

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