Reclaimed billboard material, bronze wire.
Launched at Of Its Time, Depot Artspace, Devonport.
The Frances lamp shade is driven by the necessity of using resources at hand in difficult economic and environmental times: unwanted signage materials are repurposed as the body of the lamp shade.
Rather than using a rigid framework to stretch the fabric Frances draws heavily on the nature of the material to dictate the form of the piece. The form is held rigid at its top by a triangular bracket, while heavy seams down the sides hold the form open while letting it remain flexible.