Kindling is the original gathering of sticks and drywood that allows the spark to grow into a full fledged campfire.
With this lamp, I wanted to use simple materials and techniques to create a form and language that would capture the wild and awe-inspiring qualities of the wilderness and bring it home to an urban environment.
I drew inspiration from fire as well as traditional Native American and Japanese buildings, studying the way they treat and use light as a source of life and community in their architecture.
It was very important to me to keep the spirit of the wood intact and respect it as a source of life and as a raw material. I used primarily hand tools and traditional methods to form the wood, using an axe and maul to split the wood, and a bench plane to flatten the pieces.
The lamp enclosure is a simple construction of:
3 copper tensioning wires
2 pieces of raw riftsawn ash wood
1 sheet of pressed hemp fiber paper