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You See a Sheep Contemporary Chandelier with Multiple Hand-Built Ceramic Shells

Estimated Production Time15-16 weeks

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Floating objects surround you. You wonder if you too are floating in space, or perhaps in water. Gravity, the horizon, and the edges of the room disappear. You are happy. You See a Sheep is a chandelier that uses hand-built ceramic shells to house the light source and thin steel cable to make the shells appear to be floating in space. A mysterious yet warm glow is revealed through the holes against the dry paper-like surface. The composition of multiple shells is made specific to an installation site. The arrangement, the colors, and the numbers are all determined considering the layout and the volume of the space the piece occupies. In this installation, some shells hang low to the ground, others float high, altogether creating a conical volume. It becomes an environment people can walk through and physically engage with the light sculpture. Paper fiber is mixed in a wet clay body to achieve strong lightweight shells, formed individually with a coiling technique to emphasize the uneven surface and the irregular enclosed forms. Then, once the clay firms up, the holes are cutout.  Next, colored clay is applied to the surface and then finally the pieces are fired in an electric kiln in the artist studio in Brooklyn, NY. The title You See A Sheep is inspired by two stories. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, where The Prince finds his favorite sheep in a drawing of a box. And Model T Frankenstein by Hideo Furukawa which opens with the line "You see a goat" suggesting that it is in our perception that the goat exists. Lamping: one medium base socket per ceramic shell off-white fabric-wrapped cord.   

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Based on the handmade nature of the work, variations in form, color and texture are expected. Custom dimensions and finishes are available. Please inquire with the studio. The standard chandelier is not UL listed. However, it is constructed with UL-listed components and can be UL listed upon request.

Details

  • Creator
    Yuko Nishikawa (Artist)
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Production Time
    It will take 15-16 weeks to make this piece
  • Dimensions
    H 24 in. x W 108 in. x D 60 in.H 60.96 cm x W 274.32 cm x D 152.4 cm
  • Seller Location
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU4941215957361
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Yuko Nishikawa

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Yuko Nishikawa is a Brooklyn-based design and ceramic art studio that aims to find the mystery and beauty in everyday lives, and values joy in communicating these discoveries through installations and collections of objects which include sculptural ceramic lighting, contemporary art objects, accessories, vases, and tableware. We also believe joy spreads. Through experiments and training we explore the emotional language objects convey, in relation to the space and the people who interact with them. Each product is individually handmade with a combination of techniques including wheel-throwing and hand-building with coils and slabs with various types of clay such as stoneware, earthenware, porcelain and cellulose clay. We mix our own glazes and fire ceramic pieces in our studio in Brooklyn. We work on design projects with the client as a team member to prototype and produce finishes and forms.  The founder, Yuko Nishikawa, has a decade of experience in designing furniture and lighting products as a Lead Industrial Designer, in addition to prior years as Assistant Interior Designer in some of the prominent studios in NYC. She is a skilled wheel-thrower and a hand-builder. She also runs a monthly talk event, Salon at Forest, a gathering and conversation of creative minds.

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