The Aspinwall Table Lamp originates from a photograph of an element on a train trestle I found in the community of Aspinwall, PA. This is part of the beautiful rail line that runs along the northern bank of the Allegheny River from Freeport, PA to downtown Pittsburgh. The particular way the steel rusted combined with a wonderful field of large rivets is what enticed me to create this design.
The Aspinwall table lamp measures 5" x 14" x 7 1/2" and comes with a 6' cord and an inline on/off switch. The cord can be directed through the side or the back of the lamp. Powered by two standard CFL bulbs, this lamp imparts a warm glow that brings just the right light to your interior space.
My Rust Lands series of glass designs is an ongoing meditation on the Pittsburgh region's former industrial past and how the physical remnants of the steel industry shape present day Pittsburgh and the region's broader identity. It is through my explorations of Pittsburgh that I am discovering the rich and multi-varied textures of the decayed industrial landscape used in this series.