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Transmission Contemporary Handmade Illuminated Sculpture by David Tragen

US$5,638.57per item

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Transmission is an illuminated wall mounted sculpture which creates different effects depending on the use of its integral lighting, external illumination or both. By day, the piece has a distinctive character where surface reflections play a dominant role and mesmerising visual distortions alter the sense of depth. By night, the piece takes on a new identity when illuminated; it is transformed into an interplay of shadows and light. By January of 2020 I was playing with new ideas for a sculpture, but when the pandemic broke it quickly became a ‘lockdown project’ to which I could dedicate much more time. The piece takes my passion for flowing, curved forms to a new level and combines it with my interest in the Op Art movement and in particular the curve paintings of Bridget Riley. I wondered what would happen to the waves in her early work when they left the canvas and how I could play with the 2D visual illusion by introducing a third dimension. The name, ‘ Transmission’, comes from the movement of wave energy, flowing out from the centre and then dissipating as it progresses to the edge of the concave surface. It also refers to how gentle ambient lighting is created from its central ring, travelling outwards over the peaks and troughs and beyond. The main "dish" is made in cold cast bronze (a mix of resin and bronze) whilst the light diffuser is cast in semi-translucent resin with a pearlescent finish. The warm white LEDs provide gentle ambient lighting similar to that provided by a 25W incandescent pearl light bulb. The piece is suspended from a stainless steel back plate and can either be hard wired directly into the mains or plugged in with the decorative cable and knurled metal cable holders on show. Transmission is handmade and made to order by myself in my rural workshop in Cheshire, UK.

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Cold cast bronze or aluminium. Warm white LEDs come as standard, cool white are also available on request. Whilst the dimensions and aesthetics of the piece are fixed, bespoke designs based on this concept can be commissioned on request.

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About the Maker

David Tragen

I am a British designer and artist creating original, contemporary furniture, wall art and sculpture. I make both open and limited edition pieces to my own design, as well as working closely with clients on bespoke commissions. I work from a converted barn in rural Cheshire and all my designs are made to order, ensuring that whether you choose a piece from my existing collection, or commission something wholly unique, it will have been created for you, by me, with intense focus and attention to detail. I believe that by introducing beautiful things to the home, whether furniture or art, offers benefits that far exceed the aesthetics. The poet John Keats said: “A thing of beauty is a joy forever.” Owning something that makes your heart leap a little at every sight, bringing a future heirloom into your home, is an eternal pleasure. I find my inspiration primarily in the natural world and regularly use themes of movement and flow, characterised by clean lines and gently undulating curves. My work is predominantly handmade and blends traditional craftsmanship with digital design and production. My creative journey began in Barcelona in 1996, where I originally trained before returning to the UK, in 2002, to gain two further years’ experience in two of the country’s leading fine furniture workshops. Here I learned the precision and attention to detail that characterises the work of the best names in luxury, bespoke cabinetry, from Thomas Chippendale to David Linley.
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