Have you ever visited Deviant Art? I have been on that site many times, and am always amazed by the talent I find there. If you look on my sidebar to the right and click on Artist: Emily Miller, you can see her work posted there. (One of my absolute favorites).
Today I am featuring Calabarte’s gourd lamps. Gorgeous.
Calabarte makes his lamps out of Senegalese gourds. The white surfaces are wood that is carved to a deeper level, allowing brighter light to pass through. The thickness of the gourd generally does not exceed 4mm.
I love the shadows cast by his intricate carvings. The gourds are generally 20 – 22 cm. in diameter, and the bases are carved in wood and finished with natural Italian oil.
The picture above shows the intricacy of the carving in daylight. Calabarte has a website, but it is still in progress. You can see more of his work on his Deviant Art page, which also has a link to his Flickr account.