January 18, 2007

Tide Chandelier By Stuart Haygarth


A post about rubber ducks and plastic flotsam collectors.

A post about laundry detergent.

A post about a moon-shaped lamp.

One never knows what the Information Ocean will wash up on the Daddy Types shore, does one? Artist Stuart Haygarth has created Tide Chandelier out of the accumulated, sorted, categorized [and, hopefully, rinsed and cleaned] mostly clear and translucent man-made debris that has washed up on a specific stretch of the Kent coastline.

The elements hang from an MDF platform to form a 1.5-meter sphere, which is lit from within by an incandescent bulb. The shape is reminiscent of the moon, whose tidal pulls drive the waves that brought the chandeliers' materials ashore. [Oh, that Tide.]

If I remember correctly from my US public school geography class, Kent is on the opposite side of the Pacific from all those rubber ducks, which wouldn't turn translucent for another ten years, anyway. But maybe one of Haygarth's remaining edition of ten has enough toys and baby-related flotsam in it to make it suitable for a nursery. It's worth an ask, anyway.

Tide Chandelier, by Stuart Haygarth, price on request [stuarthaygarth.com via inhabitat]

1 Comment

For some reason, the first thing that popped into my head when I saw that was "Soon you will witness the firepower of this fully operational battle station!"

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