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Illuminated Psychopomp Is a Rocking Horse Turned Rockin’ Lamp
Posted By Daniel Blaustein-Rejto On June 7, 2011 @ 7:45 am In Bright Ideas,carousel showcase,Features,Green Lighting,Green Lighting,Recycled Materials | No Comments
Inspired by the Brazilian idea of “Gambiarra” – reviving unwanted junk – Ghetto Picasso ’s imaginative lamp design  gives a forgotten, white rocking horse a luminous new life. The illuminated horse is a ‘psychopomp’; or a creature or spirit that is responsible for escorting deceased souls to the afterlife in many religions. In addition to being a theological reference, the lamp is an adaptation of Henry Fuseli’s painting “The Nightmare” . A finalist in our Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition , we were taken by its quirky look and fascinating story.
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URLs in this post:
 Ghetto Picasso: http://ghettopicasso.blogspot.com/
 lamp design: http://inhabitat.com/bright-ideas-competition/illuminated-psychopomp-turns-a-rocking-horse-into-a-rocking-lamp/
 “The Nightmare”: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nightmare
 Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition: http://inhabitat.com/bright-ideas-competition/
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