A bamboo-themed art-glass table lamp with a base
crafted of Hawaiian Curly Koa and African Wenge.
This dramatic accent piece stands 3 1/2 feet tall.
design was influenced by the stands of tall, graceful bamboo
found all over the Windward side of the Big Island of Hawaii,
and also in the artist's Hilo backyard.
The colors were selected to portray the actual ambiance of living
bamboo, with a soft
amber background to complete the warm, gracious glow of the piece.
Above left is
a close-up of the top of this piece. At the right is a close-up
detail work at the bottom, plus the base of Hawaiian Curly Koa.
The design is duplicated on both sides, although the colors of
the leaves is unique to each panel.
The design also flows around the sides back into the Koa case.
The lighting is provided by two 14 watt fluorescent lamps.
These pieces are
individually hand made with extraordinary attention to detail.
Each is unique,
completely original and all patterns for each are destroyed when
the project is complete.
There are some similarities between some of the lamps, but there
are no two alike.
Each is signed by the artist and is accompanied by a signed Certificate
are designed and created by Skip Thomsen of Forestville, California
and execution of each of these pieces is unique and
will never be reproduced. All original designs and patterns for
the glass and the cases are destroyed after the piece is completed.