Author: Marina Naumova

Country of origin: Russia

Style - Genre: Crafts - Functional

Year of creation: 2019

Dimensions: 65 H x 25 W cm.

Estimate: $4,500 USD

The lamp “The Mystery of the Forest”, like all my works, is unique.
It is unique in form, in processing method, the pattern. There won’t be any other copy of such a work.
I never repeat the composition. Firstly, it is not interesting to me, and secondly, it is absolutely impossible, because each fruit is unique and the composition is born from its shape.
The picture of this lamp consists of different episodes, which are woven into a single composition.
My lamps never beat bright beams in the eyes. You can safely look at them. They are not blinding. Although, create an interesting glow on the walls anyway.

The task I pursue is comfort of use and the magic of perception.

Tens of thousands (counting impossible!) of smallest holes framing larger parts create an amazing gilding effect. I always work through a magnifying glass.

Sometimes, looking at the photo, people think that I use pure gold in my work. But this is just an optical effect, which I use in my compositions. But in order for such an effect to appear, it is necessary to drill micro holes at a certain angle. If the fruit is long, it is impossible to see all the golden threads from one angle at once. But changing the angle, you can see the mysterious golden play over the entire lamp. It is fascinating!

In each composition there are elements in which there are no through holes, but part of the shell is removed until the moment when the fruit begins to glow orange.
People often ask me how I know that it is time to stop and not to remove layers further?

First, such subtle work, when you are already approaching the luminous layer, you have to do in the twilight, on the light and with a magnifying glass.

Secondly, I know the voice of a pumpkin. Each thickness of it sings always in different ways. Having heard its long sound, I work extremely carefully, removing microns. That is why the creation of such a lamp takes up to 4 months.
Lamps presented have been certified in the International Unified Register of Works of Art.
A connoisseur who wants to have magic in his home should understand that such a pumpkin lamp is an object of art that must be treated very carefully.

For example, a lamp cannot be subjected to rough mechanical actions and it is absolutely unacceptable to use moisture in any form! If you wet the surface, the smallest holes will immediately close and there will be no golden glow.

Therefore, only dry and careful cleaning, better with a large and clean brush!

A little about equipping the lamp.

The stand on which the lamp “The Mystery of the Forest” stands is made of Altai Suvel. This is a very interesting part of the tree, which has great strength and unique pattern. The second,such a stand you will not find anywhere.
The lamp button is also not quite usual. The button is standardized for mounting, but hidden in the peel of a walnut and trimmed with polymer clay.

Cost of delivery

To Australia: 150 USD
To Europe: 130 USD
To USA and Canada: 110 USD
To Any Other Region: 100 USD
To country of origin Russia: 100 USD

Point of departure

Russia, Moscow, Moscow

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Designer lamp De Grass from a gourd “The Mystery of the Forest”

Marina Naumova

$4,500 USD

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Posted 11 Feb 2020





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