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Gypsum Lamp

Project Description:

A large scale interactive reading lamp that invites guests to lean against and sit underneath it.

Artist: Tamara “Solem” Al-Issa

Tamara “Solem” Al-Issa is a Syrian/Filipina Toronto-based sculptural artist with a focus on conveying preservation of time. Each piece is made with reverence toward the traditional materials and methods used by her ancestors. Her primary medium is hand-building and wheel-throwing clay, exploring themes of process vs outcome and contemporary characteristics ascribed to classical pottery. She is currently focusing on developing/applying intense hues of solid primary colours to ceramic, as well as hand-building ceramic light sculptures.