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Marble with Fluorescent Tube Lamps

US$4,500per item

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A series of unique lighting/ art objects by Castor Design. Based in part on the experiments of Inventor Nicola Tesla, Marble with Fluorescent Tube straddles the divide between engineering and Fine art. The juxtaposition of the marble base and the fluorescent build combines old and new, simultaneously referencing the work of minimilist sculptors Donald Judd and Carl Andre, as well as the material most closely associated with the history of figurative sculpture. A fluorescent bulb is normally lit through a wired connection at its pins. A closer examination of the sculptures , however, reveals the bulbs' pins to be disconnected. The fluorescent bulbs in the Marble with Fluorescent tube series are lit through induction and rest in hand carved channels on the face f the marble. The pieces in the series vary in size and features : some have carved rectilinear shapes, while others exhibit curved forms. The marble bases house a circuit that stores an electric current within a magnetic field, which is then transferred into the fluorescent bulb. The power excites the gases within the bulb, resulting in light. Since it is lot through a magnetic field, the bulb continues to emit light when lifted several inches away from the base. Each example sold separately. Pricing and dimensions vary. Please note: Pricing listed is the starting price for the smallest examples.

Details

  • Creator
    Castor Design (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 48 in. (121.92 cm)Width: 4 in. (10.16 cm)Depth: 4 in. (10.16 cm)
  • Style
    Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2018
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Toronto, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU934715226451

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    Rates vary by destination and complexity.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Toronto, Canada
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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