This Guy Takes A Coconut And Turns It Into A Startling Work Of Art
No more boring walls!
Lithuanian artist Vainius Kubilius is turning our bedrooms and living rooms into magical, otherworldly places one lamp at a time. Kubilius, who's been obsessed with light art for a year now, has made an attempt at crafting his own piece using only natural materials.
He uses coconut shells, suede and corks to create these attention-gripping works of art. Switch the lamp on, and the whole room is illuminated with abstract shimmering patterns.
Kubilius says he was inspired by a Polish artist named Calabarte who sculpts lamps from African gourds.Vainius Kubilius/Nymphs Workshop
Unfortunately, Calabarte's works were too expensive for him, thus Kubilius decided to handcraft a lamp of his own.Vainius Kubilius/Nymphs Workshop
Kubilius says he experimented with various materials, from paper to clay, but none of them were good enough.Vainius Kubilius/Nymphs Workshop
"For Christmas, a friend brought me a candlestick made from coconuts. I used it to make my first lamps and understood it was everything I needed," Kubilius told A+.Vainius Kubilius/Nymphs Workshop
The head of the lamp is made from a coconut. After some shaving and waxing it turns into a smooth, shiny bowl, to which Vainius refers as a "jewel".Vainius Kubilius/Nymphs Workshop
The rest of the body is covered in suede which makes the lamp soft but the snake-like shape gives a bit of an edge.Vainius Kubilius/Nymphs Workshop
Brand's title "Nymphs" comes from Vainius' earlier work as a photographer: "I used to shoot models covered in neon paint under UV light," Vainius told A+. "The pictures were very mystical and the girls really looked like magical creatures."Vainius Kubilius/Nymphs Workshop
According to Vainius, nymphs are more than mythological spirits of nature: "It's a feeling of passion, seduction and romance. An inspiration to men coming from women."Vainius Kubilius/Nymphs Workshop
He says the lamps are a lot like people and consist of four parts: soul (wires, plugs, switches); bones (metal wires); skin (suede with varnished corks); and brain (the ornate coconut bowl).Vainius Kubilius/Nymphs Workshop
According to the artist, his lamps are not meant to be practical, rather to give a touch of magic to the room. Also, they should fit perfectly in today's modern interiors.Vainius Kubilius/Nymphs Workshop
"My lamps are made for people who seek minimalism but not emptiness. Just turn on the light and the walls are painted with glimmering patterns," he told A+.Vainius Kubilius/Nymphs Workshop
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