A sculptural, hand-made lamp inspired by black holes / Boing Boing



Sculptor Art Donovan (previously) writes in about "Event Horizon," his newest lamp, inspired by black holes.

Two weeks ago, I had this design called, "Event Horizon" to find that the subject of Black Holes and that incredible, last week. My own "E.V." NASA experience and also the 2014 Christopher Nolan film, "Interstellar". That movie's beautiful vision of the fictional Black Hole, "Gargantua" was dramatically and accurately rendered shorty of Nobel Prize winning astrophysicist, Prof. Kip Thorne. Yesterday, physicists claimed that Gargantua is remarkably similar to that actual image published yesterday by the Horizon Telescope Event.

Now the specs: "Event Horizon stands 24" tall and scratch-built from solid maple, bronze, brass and glass.

The globe bulb is obscured front and back by a circular "veils" of bronze and the light echoes back and forth in the gold and glass reflections. An orbital kind of movement is nicely implied by the shield's different diameters and materials- Solid bronze on top and a hexagonal brass mesh in front. A forward trajectory pierces the glass globe like an arrow.

Smoked gray maple. 24K plated brass and bronze. One-Of-A-Kind!

Event Horizon [Art Donovan/New Art and Design]

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Cory Doctorow

I write books. My latest are: YA graphic novel called In Real Life (with Jen Wang); a nonfiction book about the arts and the Internet called Information for the Internet Age (with introductions by Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer) and a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother) . I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.

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