This newest bit of assemblage is inspired by a few of my favorite Instagram photographers that make romance out of abandoned, forgotten and neglected things and places. I wanted to capture this feeling under glass, pairing it with other often hidden obsolete items and illuminating it all with futuristic (and current) LEDs.
This steampunk inspired creation is the amalgamation of many different found objects from my immense collection of odds and ends.
UNDER THE GLASS:
Inspired by real places, I've hand created a diorama of a forgotten factory/warehouse. These pieces and parts are secured to the base and have been carefully assembled to provide a miniature world under glass. There's broken "glass" in some windows, but most are open to permit one to view the tubes and other illuminated pieces in the dark. The street lamp within the diorama is an LED and does illuminate with the tubes.
Behind the diorama are vintage radio tubes and other curious vintage artifacts illuminated by LEDs. These 12 volt LEDs are controlled by the on/off switch mounted in the base outside the glass dome. There are 10 illuminated tubes, 5 micro-spotlights and a micro LED street lamp fronting the old factory.
DOWNLIGHT: There is a warm white LED installed in the cone which hangs over the dome. This LED is controlled by a separate switch and serves to further illuminate and highlight the interesting bits of vintage history and can be used with or without turning on the lights inside the dome. It provides a great way to view the diorama in the dark.
SPECIAL NOTE: Absolutely NONE of the wires/connections which are visible in the creation are powered. ALL ELECTRICAL (including the transformer) is safely connected and housed inside the base. This creation is about the ILLUSION of a working "contraption" and is not dangerous to touch. Everything is fixed into place and is not designed/meant to move.
Beautiful and interesting details are safely stored under glass. Great details in a lighted space, incredible ambiance in the dark.
SIx feet of twisted fabric covered wire connect the lamp to the nearest outlet.
Approximately 17.5"H on a 7.5"base. All bulbs are included. LED lights are locked in place and will provide years (50,000 hours each) maintenance free use. All parts (except electrical) are genuine antique and/or vintage.
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