Fragments of Light | Andrew Smith, 2008
Fragments of Light functions as an indoor lamp. Although it looks like there is water within this piece, it is really a solid 8 inch diameter clear acrylic cylinder. The outside of the cylinder has been crackled with thousands of small cracks that capture the light within the cylinder causing it to glow. The bottom of the sculpture houses a halogen bulb with a color wheel that slowly changes the color of the light. In addition to an (on off) switch there is a second switch that stops the color wheel, allowing the lamp to stay in a solid color state. The color of the lamp cycles through red, blue, green, and yellow.
Jailers’ Key Guns, 19th century (most)
One of the most odd objects we’ve ever seen these items are sometimes confused with spy gadgetry, but the truth is stranger. Jailers’ keys were apparently filled with gun powder to create a primitive gun that could be detonated if there was any trouble when opening a cell door. We found several original versions that back up this claim, dating from the 17th century and of various complexity.
Bubbler no. 1 | Andrew Smith, 2006
Bubbler #1 was completed in 2006. However, elements of this piece where from one of the first bubbler sculptures I ever created back around 2000. That original piece was cut up and parts from it and another piece were put together to create the current Bubbler #1. It uses a simple six inch diameter acrylic tube filled with water. An aquarium air pump provides the bubbles.
Flame (Gate) | Yochai Matos
Gorgeous light installation that makes it look like there’s a rift in reality or, alternatively, like you’ve stumbled upon the fissure from Riven.