Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Tea Bag Lamp

Light of my studio
 One of my all time favourite things is this lamp, made using black cotton and recycled tea bag papers -  by little sister and acquired by moi at least 10 years ago. Some of the papers are heavily stained with tannins - reddish, pinkish, brown - and others are the result of people who dunk just a few times to vaguely colour the water. Tea bag papers have had a special place ever since - appearing with Angelina fibres in post cards or sprinkled with dyes and inks ... for use in some other project. They've been torn into strips and found their way into bowls or nests, laying quietly beside kitchen string and silk threads of unknown origins.

Power off ....

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