We were asked to think about how we could shape and mould paper into a lamp shade design by cutting and folding different lengths of paper.
first we spend some time trying out different folds to see how they would effect the paper.
while doing this I found a technique I wanted to continue and use in my lamp.
I created a long piece, and started to think about what I could create with it; seeing how it would hold in spherical or cylinder shapes, however I found that when I draped the card over the light bulb it created an interesting composition. Furthermore the way the black paper reacted with the lights source created some compelling highlights and shadows.
the final outcome of the lampshade wasn’t what I had initially set out to do, however I do like the way it looks, like a creature with long limbs or tentacles, if I was to do this again I think I would have tried to create a solid shape with the long strip, despite not liking the way it looked when I experimented with shapes, before settling on the draped effect.