Franklin Krouse

Franklin Krouse

Greensburg, PA, US


Metal Exhibition (Steel Lamp)

Through an organized arrangement of geometry in plan I was able to adjust the amount of light that would radiate from the lamps center. The steel rods vary in thickness from exterior to interior (thin to thicker gauge). The base plates for the design were plasma cut. The lamp was welded upside down to conceal any of the connections from the observers. The main light source is two 3 foot fluorescent bulbs. In order to stress the illusion of the light floating the ballast and wiring were attached from below. The overall height of the lamo stands at 5 feet 7 inches and weighs approximately 120 pounds. Because each pole is free standing, observers are encouraged to interact with the elements causing the light and shadow to fluctuate within the space. The top half of the lamp can be removed and placed within an exterior setting and is capable of being replaced at a later time. 

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Status: Built
Location: Braddock, PA, US

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