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Topic: *Vintage Dressmaker's Dummy Lamp*  (Read 3929 times)
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« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2006 08:28:14 AM »

i really love this! the first thing i thought of when i saw it was the photography of Joel-Peter Witken and his photograph of "Woman Once A Bird" in particular! (don't go googling his works unless you are very comfortably with the obscure and obscene...some of them are mortifyingly grotesque...woman once a bird is pretty mild though...no big deal) anyways it has a really dark and kind of erie and yet absoloutly gorgeous feeling about it! great work!

Thanks! Those photos are amazing. I can see the resemblance! I wanted to leave it very "bare bones" and dilapitated looking.

In terms of a secure base, I think I have an idea: I'm going to glue a piece of plexi to the cage at the bottom. That way it will have a flat stand that doesn't interfere with the overall look...
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« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2006 12:09:57 PM »

i really love this! the first thing i thought of when i saw it was the photography of Joel-Peter Witken and his photograph of "Woman Once A Bird" in particular! (don't go googling his works unless you are very comfortably with the obscure and obscene...some of them are mortifyingly grotesque...woman once a bird is pretty mild though...no big deal) anyways it has a really dark and kind of erie and yet absoloutly gorgeous feeling about it! great work!

Thanks! Those photos are amazing. I can see the resemblance! I wanted to leave it very "bare bones" and dilapitated looking.

In terms of a secure base, I think I have an idea: I'm going to glue a piece of plexi to the cage at the bottom. That way it will have a flat stand that doesn't interfere with the overall look...

you deffinatly achived your desired look! and as for the plexi that sounds like a great way to keep the overall apearence of it and keep it stable! now i really wish we had crazy old guys selling dress forms on my street!
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« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2006 03:32:53 PM »

Hi there!

I realize this post is rather old now but I just wanted to reply to one thing here.. I bought a mannequin torso last year with the idea of making it into a lamp and I actually found a lamp stand at Goodwill for about 4 bucks to stand the mannequin on. Maybe that would work for stability for your dummy-lamp?

Unfortunately I'm scared to make a hole in the top for the lamp cord (it's made of a kind of thick styrofoam that seems to crack easily but for now it's sitting, painted bright blue and wearing a green t-shirt, in my living room and it served as a cool alternative to a Christmas tree this past year when I tied pine boughs around it as a skirt!

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