Tasmania-based Artist Duncan Meerding illuminates the forest with his Cracked Log Lamp by using only salvaged wood that otherwise would have been burnt. He has turned them into a vessel for light, can bring the outside in, and be reminded us of our intrinsic connection with nature. The artist clarifies that being legally blind has motivated his minimalist yet impactful designs. Though legally blind, this vision of light emanating from the peripheries and the highly tactile nature of my work reflect the alternative sensory world within which I design.
Duncan Fitted with LED lights and then cracked log lamps actually offers the forest a nice, warm glow, almost as if Mother Nature was illuminating herself at night. They can also be utilized as a table or stool, measuring around 400mm high and 300mm wide. The lamp price is $600 which is weather resistant lamp that is ready to be wired (12 volts) in any setting, and a new rechargeable battery version is in the process of being developed.