Oil Lamp Beam

Crafted oil lamps for LUCES 1 show

Co-Designer  |   1995  |  Simay Space Gallery, San Diego, CA

Responding to an invitation to participate in a gallery show around the theme of LIGHTS (LUCES), we experimented with layering of materials over a simple 4”x4”x8’ wood beam to serve as base and container of an oil lamp.  The resulting wood, rubber, resin, steel and glass became a literal ‘beam of light’; a wall mounted 8’ long oil lamp that ‘hovered’ 3’ above the ground and provided a monastic warm light.

Hector M Perez

in collaboration with Teddy Cruz