“Dry Lightning,” $700.00
51″ long x 21″ wide x 7″ deep
“Dry Lightning” is an illuminated sculpture for the wall, 51″ long x 21″ wide x 7″ deep. It is made from an oak wood stem carefully sanded and oiled. All wood in my sculptures are from fallen deadwood; I never take from a living tree! Paper, glue, and reed are used to create the translucent sculpture. It is beautiful unlit, but when the lights are on the papier mache takes on a warm glow. This piece can be hung upright, sideways, or at an angle.
The term “dry lightning” is one familiar to every resident of the Western United States. Lightning comes during the summer, without a drop of water to put out the dangerous fires the lightning bolts start in the dry forests of the West. It often comes as a spectacular light show in the evening, unshadowed by clouds, filling the sky with gorgeous but potentially deadly flashes of light.