Illuminated Psychopomp Turns a Rocking Horse Into a Rocking Lamp

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The Brazilian term of giving new life to unwanted junk is "Gambiarra". Upcycled from post-consumer waste, Ghetto Picasso's white horse is gambiarra comes reborn in the form of an illuminated Psychopomp lamp. Adapted from Henry Fuseli's painting "The Nightmare", a child's rocking horse, metal stand, electrical supplies and a small grill from a portable BBQ have been assembled into an oversized nightlight -- which you could also serve cocktails on! Fuseli's painting is thought to be one of the classic depictions of sleep paralysis perceived as a demonic visitation, Incubi, which were thought to sit on the chests of sleepers. Psychopomps (of Greek origin) are creatures, spirits, angels or deities in many religions who are responsible for escorting newly deceased souls to the afterlife. Their role is not to judge the deceased, but simply provide safe passage.

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5 Responses to “Illuminated Psychopomp Turns a Rocking Horse Into a Rocking Lamp”

  1. Anonymous says:

    How clever! This is so fun and quirky. It would be a great conversation piece.

  2. Diane Pham says:

    hah! pure genius. love the story behind it as well.

  3. Dan Mendes says:

    Without a doubt one of the most imaginative entries

  4. jeanne6007 says:

    excellent, super approche!

  5. isaxida says:

    Very interesting, intriguing and sexy design!!! You have definitely my vote Ghetto Picasso. love Isaxida

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