Filipino artist, Luisa Robinson creates delicate Lamp sculptures, inspired by the tails of dragons. The overall shell geometries are sensitively sculpted, contradicting their sub-geometrical corners protruding from the bodies. The forms subtly dictate light, capturing a sense of petrified life. The jagged material describes a defensive nature, which creates a sense of an underlying vulnerability.

Arch2o- Sculpting light  Luisa Robinson’s Dragon tail lamps (13)

Courtesy of  Luisa Robinson’s Dragon tail lamps

Luisa designs follow her interest in the harmony between indigenous materials and contemporary technology. The lamps outer shell is created, through richly folded oyster paper, encasing a fiberglass diffuser which acts to soften the light. Together the concepts of origami and dragons tail form, connect the lamps to their Asian heritage.

Arch2o- Sculpting light  Luisa Robinson’s Dragon tail lamps (9)

Courtesy of  Luisa Robinson’s Dragon tail lamps

The lamps come in a variety of shapes, sizes and supportive structures. Whilst some float from the ceilings, others are balanced from beneath as if on stilts. The variety resembles symbolically different evolutionary types with a common ancestry. When composed together the structures form a colony of individuals, differentiated through their contrasts in colour and light.

By Geoff Eberle

Courtesy of  Luisa Robinson’s Dragon tail lamps

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