9.6.11

Meghan Finkel- Recycled Wood, Fallen Branches, Lamp Art

Meghan Finkel started making lamps in 2004 from fallen tree branches.  
After storms she goes out along rivers and beaches and collects the perfect branches to create her recycled functional art work.  
These upcycled pieces go through a process of bark stripping, wire brush scraping, sand papering, several layers of primer and finally a powder coat of oil based paint to create a lacquered finish. 




The recent storms that have swept across the US make this process of rebuilding and creating something new out of something which is no more- particularly touching.
I love the contemporary sculpture style
 and find both the vibrant colors as well as the natural bare branches to be beautiful. 

Would you use these lamps in your home decor?

featured here on Lady of The Arts

24 comments:

dotblogg said...

I love them!:)))
they reminded me of a very inspirational book by M.Atwood,I read, it was "Edible Woman"-one of the characters made lamps of the little branches:)
have a great rest of the week!
J.

Mrs. Julius said...

omg i love those! especially the 2nd one. i have a thing for branches in my home. lol

mise said...

They are lovely, but most particularly that last one in blue, so graceful and like a startled deer. I would be thrilled to have one.

The Barefoot Crofter said...

Yes I would have these - they are lovely. Living in a land without trees I rarely find branches lying around. The storms whip through and leave everything as before - all that can blow away has already done so. xx

Kristin H said...

These lamps ROCKS!!!

cpcable said...

These are very beautiful and I love that she repurposes natural material, but some of them strike me as a little creepy...they remind me too much of Dali's Temptation of St. Anthony.

Superblondeep said...

OMG. I like a lot!! XOXO

Mama Gone Green said...

With 2 dogs and 3 cats, those would be a disaster at our house. I think they would turn into scratching and climbing posts, and potentially a good spot to lift a leg on!

Signe said...

These are brilliant! Would not mind that pale blue one in my livingroom :)

Hugs,
Signe

le blÖg d'Ötli said...

I like the idea :) Amazing!

Claire Kiefer said...

Yes. Those are amazing. I love them.

la petite coquine said...

These pieces are absolutely stunning-wow!

Krystal said...

I so would, those are awesome!

Vintage is for Lovers said...

Of course I would use these lamps! And in every room of our home! What a beautiful idea! LOVE! xo Samantha
ps. loved your last comment, btw

CoCo Wray said...

These pieces are great!

Phoenix said...

I would totally use these types of lamps! I love bringing natural finishes like wood into a home, it makes it so much more earthy. :) I think the first one is definitely my favorite!

Lady Grey said...

Oh completely gorgeous!

Pet said...

What a great idea, and then, so beautifully crafted.

Pet said...

And I guess one could try to make them oneself :-)

Mo Pie, Please said...

Oh my gosh I want these SO BAD! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Have a great weekend!

Elisa said...

I think it's a brilliant idea.

a few years ago we went to a craft show and saw some amazing handmade lamps. they were out of our price range so hubby thought if it was possible if we could make our own lamp, and we did. I didn't think it was possible (with the wiring etc.) we felt very proud of showcasing it in our home. when we moved overseas we gave it to our lovely neighbor and I know it's in good hands.

this post reminded me that maybe it's time we make another lamp.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Clair said...

What a creative artist Meghan Finkel is. I would be proud to have one of these lamps in my home. Clair

Jenn @ Live Love Life Now! said...

I would absolutely decorate my home with these lamps...especially the last one because the legs are my favorite color aqua blue!

I love that she uses natural resources as her design inspiration...gorgeous!

Jenn

Jacqueline H. Vo said...

i absolutely love this! i love the use of raw materials. the branches are beautiful -- so creative.

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