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Table lamp XV - String Structure by day 1 by Calabarte Table lamp XV - String Structure by day 1 by Calabarte
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TABLE LAMP XV – STRING STRUCTURE
Lamp is made of senegalese calabash.
The pattern of the lamp is structure of symetric, crossing branching as from the perforated layer through three basic outer forms to the deeper light carvings.
White surfaces are deeper layer of wood which allows some light to pass through it. Although the thickness of gourd mostly don’t exceed 4mm (more is on the top and bottom) the carved patterns in that places create structure of three different depth. Each one shines with different intensity.
That carvings were definitely the most demanding part of work.
The supporting stem is finished with brown jeweller waxed string.
Also the part of the cable between base and switcher is weaved by thin string in the same type.
The base is carved in wood and finished with natural oil.
On the underneath side of the base is burned Calabarte logo with date (month and year) that lamp was finished in.
Diameters of the gourd are 20 and 22cm. Lamp is 45cm high.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2012-12-01
The suggester said: "Although apparently simplistic in form, it has an organically balanced whole that belies the mastery required to make it. A lot of practice must have entered into this artisan's life before creating items like this. If you look at their gallery... it just gets more amazing! Table lamp XV - String Structure by day 1 by ~Calabarte ( Suggested by Peter-The-Knotter and Featured by Talty )
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Calabarte Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes :-) But I am a little surprised that DD was given to this lamp ;-) It was made more than one year ago. Anyway, I am very happy :-)
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Talty Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Hello, I wanted to let you know that you were featured here [link] have a nice day!
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:iconcalabarte:
Calabarte Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank You so much! :-)
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   Artisan Crafter
No problem :D
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joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
beautiful! love the texture on it!
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:iconsorbetberry:
SorbetBerry Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist
WOW that is amazing!!!
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow. Lovely structure.
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The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation! :clap: Lovely design!
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:iconcalabarte:
Calabarte Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank You! :-)
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The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student General Artist
you're welcome :D
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kori-hibana Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing details! I love the elegance of the design. How long did it take you to make this?
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:iconcalabarte:
Calabarte Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank You! One lamp is about 1,5-2 months of work so quite a lot ;-)
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LostusAsLambus Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Please tell me this is a working lamp. This is amazing.
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Calabarte Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
"Working lamp"? What do You mean? :-)
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LostusAsLambus Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Um, that it turns on and off...
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Calabarte Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aaaa, sorry, Yes of course, this lamp works :-)
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LostusAsLambus Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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:iconcalabarte:
Calabarte Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:-)
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WilderGothica Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know what calabash is, but this is unique and I'd love to see it lit.
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:iconcalabarte:
Calabarte Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank You! :-) Calabash it's kind of fruit which is wooden when it's dried.
It's similar to the gourd (if You know what gourd is, but You can google it).
More info is on my site www.calabarte.com :-)
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stasher-dragon Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks like a three dimensional fractal!
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Calabarte Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank You! Fractals are one of my biggest inspiration :-)
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stasher-dragon Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*browses gallery* Ah, I see that!
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AmeeraQatar Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's beautiful ! :)
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PheonixFireBird Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Looks like twilight Sparkles cutie mark! This is really cool.
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
unique - love the pattern and the shape
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:iconcalabarte:
Calabarte Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank You! :-)
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Aryiatia Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
This looks absolutely astounding. It looks like it must have been very tricky and delicte to make. The balance brings a lot to the lamp, but the design adds so much as well. It looks very original and unique. It must have been hard to make. You really deserve this DD, congrats on getting one! :)
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Calabarte Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank You so much! Yes it is very demanding work and it need to be done very carefully. But the final effect is worth all the time put into it :-)
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fixinman Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
When I take over the world it will be illegal to be this talented, as you simply destroy all hope for we the mediocre to surpass you. Until the =n we shall simply enjoy the awesomeness of your work.
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Calabarte Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hahaha :-) Thank You! But I think, that if You would see my first lamp You would know that there is some talent and much more work and practise. Really! :-)
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fixinman Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's the three Ps Practice Proceeds Perfection.
You should see my first sword.
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Calabarte Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Exactly! I have checked your gallery - great work! So You perfectly understand it. And I think that challenging all the time is the best way to progress and perfection :-)
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fixinman Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It is what I constantly tell other artists, "Do not compare your ability to others. All you must strive to do is improve yourself, but don't obsess over it. Just enjoy what you do, for that is all that really matters."
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Calabarte Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nothing more, nothing less. Thank You! :-)
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CO99A5 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Excellent work and creation.
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JamminJo Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well done :love:

Congratulations on your DD :)
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InsomniaSquared Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa. Awesome woodworking patterns on the part that has light in it.
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nic022 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Excellent
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fractalhead Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
lovley work
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dynamicability Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
That is so beautiful, I think that could be a eco-friendly for sure... :love:
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :heart:
Have a nice day! : )
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AaronRhyneHendren Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional
Beautiful! :la:
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mandaIa Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD! :D
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:iconcalabarte:
Calabarte Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank You! :-)
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mandaIa Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :D
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Peter-The-Knotter Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Stunning!
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AmyLinesAndColour Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sweet jegus, this is a pure masterpiece!
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:iconcalabarte:
Calabarte Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank You! :-)
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kampfly Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
that is amazing. i can't imagine the patience it must've taken! :O
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