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wakmeifimdreamin
« on: May 05, 2008 07:50:09 PM »

I made this woodblock earlier in the year when I was using hands as my focus area in IB art class.  I really like it, it's like the hand of god from the sistine chapel (I made an ironic women's restroom sign from it earlier in the semester).  I thought it would look really cool backlit, so I decided to use it for the lamp challenge.

Sorting through the woodblock ink I found this great bright green so I put two and two together and made a lamp depicting the hand of god, commanding humanity to recycle in bright, earth-friendly green.  The paper is reused from a different use in my class, too, so I guess that's even better than recycling.  It was really fun to go pick out a kit and a lightblub and look at all the lighting nuances the hardware store had to offer.  I had a great time!






this was my experiment print


and the leftover materials.  I didn't get any process pics Sad  I did a lot of the artistic work at school and electrical stuff in a flurry in my basement.

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2008 04:44:52 AM »

What a great idea! I love the recycled elements and the soft amber glow through the paper. Isn't it just so much fun wandering through hardware stores?!
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2008 01:14:39 PM »

That looks great, I love the hand! Any shot of getting a picture of the "ironic women's restroom sign" ?!?  Wink Great ink color choice, too!
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2008 11:04:26 AM »

Oh how cool.

Yay for a fellow IBer. Did your testing go okay?
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2008 08:24:26 PM »


the hand of god, commanding humanity to recycle in bright, earth-friendly green. 



Haha. Nicely worded.  Cheesy         The lamp is neat. Way to recycle!
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