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Table lamp VIII - Fractal Bio Sphere

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Published: May 5, 2010
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TABLE LAMP VIII – FRACTAL BIO SPHERE
Lamp is made of senegalese calabash.
It was the first pattern inspired by fractals.
The white spaces are deeper layer of white wood which allows light to pass through it.
The base is finished off with linen string.
Diameter of the gourd is 23 cm, and lamp is 34 cm high
Image size
1181x886px 456.29 KB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
FUJIFILM
Model
FinePix S9600
Shutter Speed
1/13 second
Aperture
F/5.0
Focal Length
22 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
May 4, 2010, 8:39:44 PM
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MelalinaProfessional General Artist
I work with gourds as percussion instruments, but your collection is so beautiful, they're difficult to look at. I love working with gourds and this is the best use of them I've EVER seen. You put my sekeres to shame. Is there any particular reason why the gourds come from Senegal and not an American farm?
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CalabarteProfessional Artisan Crafter
Again thank You! :-) Last year was in Senegal and I brought some round gourd from there. Thats why all my cannonball gourds are senegalese. Now I am trying to get new gourd from States but I have some difficulties. Hope I will have them soon.
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MelalinaProfessional General Artist
They're having a special on cannonball gourds at the following farm:

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CalabarteProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thank You. I think that maybe I need bushell cause usually cannonball are too small for me. But I will check it. Thanks!! :-)
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siawoProfessional Interface Designer
how do u drill and manage such tiny holes? doesnt the wood chip off or breaks?
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CalabarteProfessional Artisan Crafter
I am trying to be precise and carefull so nothing should happenen :-)
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siawoProfessional Interface Designer
would love to see u work live someday
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CalabarteProfessional Artisan Crafter
Sometimes it's possible but only for women :D Sorry ;-)
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siawoProfessional Interface Designer
heeehehehe
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This is gorgeous!
It's fantastic. Both the craftsmanship and your photography!
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CalabarteProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thank You so much :-)
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CalabarteProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thank You :-)
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