Spray Paint Architect Lamps

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  • It all started as an experiment in art. 
    I was curious about what art was and where the lines are drawn. I had the idea to buy some blank skateboards and I tried some abstract paintings on them. None of them satisfied me and I kept sanding them back to blank and re trying (that’s the beauty of working on wood, you can always sand it back to the original). Naturally I ended up with an excess of empty spray paint canisters, and no idea what to do with them. Always being resourceful and not wanting to waste anything, I wanted to do something meaningful with them. Revelation came when one of my shop lights broke and I was left with the socket and the clamp, but no tulip. I looked around and saw the canisters, piled on a corner, and wondered... How difficult could it be? The end result pleased me so much that I immediately started sending the photos of the new lamp to my friends, and the more I sent, the more they would tell me that they also wanted one. Next thing I know I am hacking away old lamps and creating new ones that overflow with character, making candle holders from branches found at a farm and making tables from left over construction material. The more I made, the more I enjoyed the process. And here we are today, with the end result: Weasel Wrks.