Sonoma County Stained Glass and Exotic Woods by Skip Thomsen
This art-glass and wood table lamp was inspired by the many koi
one sees in Hawai'i. The inspiration for the Hawaiian Curly Koa
was the Japanese gates in Hilo's beautiful and serene Lili'uokalani
The almost black wood trim is African Wenge, chosen
for the framatic contrast to the brilliant Koa.
Below is the other
side of the lamp.
Below is the lamp
in varying lighting moods and angles.
Shown below is
a detail shot typical of the intricate woodworking throughout
All of the lamps
in this series have the electric cord coming out of the bottom
of the lamp in such a way that it can be moved to whatever side
of the lamp
ends up in back where it will not show. As with all of the lamps
in this series,
the light is provided by compact fluorescent bulbs.
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.