'Katie's Lampshades'

2015
Commission, Lampshade
10" diameter x 7" high

Sold


When grandmother Katie, came to the studio and saw my work, she asked me if I would take on an unusual commission of six lampshades, one for her and one for each of her five grandchildren.

She explained that before each child went to sleep, she would say a special little message to them.  This began with "Grannie loves ..." followed by their name and their special phrase.

So we had "to the moon and back" for Gracie, "as deep as the ocean" for Elsie, "as big as the world" for Millie, "to the end of the rainbow" for Joshie and "as far as the stars" for Sammie.  Katie herself was symbolised by a dragonfly.

The children were given their individual lampshades that Christmas and I made Katie a separate lampshade for herself, with all the grandchildren's emblems, one on each panel.

 

Sadly this piece is sold but if you would like to talk about commissioning one like it, email me