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Table lamp VIII - Fractal Bio Sphere by Calabarte Table lamp VIII - Fractal Bio Sphere by Calabarte
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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
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rajronchi Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Congratulations for the work!
Do you have this piece for sale?
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Calabarte Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
This one is already sold. In this moment for sale is only my new Table lamp XXI - Questa: www.calabarte.com/lamp/id:122-…
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edgewiseguy Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011   Interface Designer
I love your work! I am fascinated by gourds ( i think they are beautiful items even before we carve them). I got so inspired by your work that I just ordered some dried gourds so that I can try my hand at lamp making too. Don't expect to see my work here any time soon though!
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Calabarte Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank You very much! :-) Nice to know that my work help You to start work with gourds. So enjoy it and hope one day You will put on DA some of Your work :-)
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edgewiseguy Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011   Interface Designer
I got inspired by the way the light plays from your lights. So i broke out my 3D software and made this render. See what you think! [link]
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Calabarte Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hey, That's cool, I really like it :-) Nice to know that my work make You inspired to do that :-) Thank You
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verulka Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
All of your lamps look like fractal art when they are lightening. Thank you for showing us that beauty! I am looking forward to see more from your beautiful art! :heart:
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Calabarte Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank You :-) The fractal art is for me the best inspiration, when I'm looking on fractals it's really stimulating my mind ;-)
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verulka Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I totally agree with you! One more reason your lamps to be unique! ;)
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a01087483 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
Oh woooow man, just wow man its....its intricate and yet its beautifully erm....well humble?....or simple shape? anyway its elegant :3

Erm well I also made some lamps made with wood and well not sure if you would like to talk about how to make something like this cause i do have some questions....if you dont mind i mean like the sphere how did you do it man O: it would really help i'm jsut starting to experiment on those effects but its hard x3

Please it would be an honor to discuss this type of work :3 if you want.....feel free to check out mine :3
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Calabarte Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank You :-)
Of course it's not a problem, if You have some questions just write. I will answer (maybe not for all ;-P).
But I think the best it just trying, practise and use Your own imagination and creativity. I didn't ask anyone how to do that just starting to do what was in my mind. Sometimes it's better to make some mistakes and learn on them :-)
So keep going and ask if You want :-)
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a01087483 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
Yeah i'm currently doing another lamp....it was a strange curve on one side so first i'm covering the surface with chopsticks and then i'll take them out after i glue them to see what shape the wood needs to be and then i'll jsut cut the piece =p

But things like that eath globe you did wow i mean i see it and looks as if its a solid piece.....which confuses me i dont see the joints....i guess what i want to ask how the hell do you do a sphere like that =p
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Calabarte Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm not sure if I understand what You said about globe. Did You write all that is under the photo? About magness? I'm not sure if I understand about "solid piece" and "joints" :-)
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a01087483 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
sorry x3 well i'm not talking about the gourd lamp O.O sorry <.< I was refering to the earth lamp you did...the one that got the dd looks as if the pieces that make up the thing are solid pieces and dont look like as if yu bent them to get the round shape and well i'm amazed at that...i have no idea how someone can do that =p

Unless you carve both parts of the sphere....well not really a sphere but you get my idea i hope :3
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Calabarte Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha ok now I understand :-) But The Globe lamp You are talking about is lamp made by gourd too. All of my lamps were made by gourd. So it was not solid piece of wood. I have never did any lamp made by wood, just gourd but I agree that it would be quite difficult to carve round shape like that :-)
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a01087483 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
mmm alright i'll have to check what gourd is <.< i just thought it was some sort of name for the style of the lamp xD

But thanks for the info :3
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Calabarte Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
haha really??? :-)))) Yes, You should read what gourd is :-)
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