The Art of Stuart Haygarth
Stunningly beautiful, and an overwhelmingly important message. Usually I don’t expect so much from my lamps, but British artist/designer Stuart Haygarth has shown me the light! These spectacular chandeliers are breathtaking, and they are made from found/discarded man-made debris that is polluting our planet.
“Tide” - This huge sphere is made of clear and translucent objects (mainly plastics), that the tide washed up on a specific stretch of Kent coastline. The sphere of the chandelier “is an analogy for the moon which effects the tides, which in turn wash up the debris.”
“Drop” - A big, blue, beautiful drop of water. What could it be made from? 1800 plastic water bottles that were collected at Stansted Airport in England. Haygarth cut off the bottom of each bottle, and tossed them in a cement mixer filled with sand and water giving them the look of frosted glass. Gorgeous!
“Optical” - This one is my favorite. Nope, not your traditional, run of the mill disco ball. This one is made up of 4500 used prescription eyeglass lenses, and instead of reflecting the light, “the light is refracted through the many layers of glass lenses. A magical explosion of light is created.” I want this so badly it hurts. Sigh.
Well, on that note, have a lovely week, and I’ll see you back here next Thursday!