It's time to eat!  A whimsical look for
any kitchen, this fixture combines the
elements of forks and spoons to create
a fun adventure of light and shadow.  A
single silver-tipped bulb in the middle of
this fixture allows the light to reflect into
itself leaving a silhouette of its true
beauty.

Dimensions: 15-5/8"diameter x 3-3/8"d

Materials: aluminum, nickel-plated
brass, forks, spoons

Bulb Type: (1) G-16 40w/120v
silver-crown (candelabra)
$225
The Boston Globe
February 3, 2005

Talking trash
Article By Linda Matchan, Boston Globe staff

Our home lives are consumed not just by acts of domesticity, but
objects of domesticity. We rely on the most pedestrian of artifacts
to help us survive our daily routines: detergent bottles, lunch bags,
coke cans, orange crates, stir sticks.

More often than not, they end up in our trash bins. But now, an
exhibit called ''Trashformations East" at Brockton's Fuller Craft
Museum, is elevating the status of the debris of daily life. It
showcases the work of 106 East Coast artists who see treasure in
trash and have assigned it a higher calling, from old slide carousels
and empty CD boxes to worn-out oven mitts and plastic newspaper
delivery bags. ''I think artists see creative possibilities in all kinds of
materials, and when those materials are free, there is no risk in
experimentation, no fear of the proverbial blank page," says Lloyd
Herman, the show's curator. ''Some of this material is not
necessarily beautiful as trash, but it becomes more interesting
when we see what artists do to make it into something else."

Oddly, a significant number of the artists are middle-aged and older.
Artist Diane Savona says she's not surprised. ''You have to get to
that certain age where you can appreciate the fact that something
does not have to be new to be of value," Savona says.

Trashformations East, at the Fuller Craft Museum, 455 Oak St.,
Brockton, through May 1. 508-588-6000; www.fullercraft.org.

                                        Trashformations East        

                                        ROBERT PERRY
                                        
36, Miami, Fla.

                                        PRIMARY TRASH SOURCE:
                                        Second-hand spoons and forks, light bulbs.


TRASH TALK: ''Why do I like using kitchen items? I came from a
theater and lighting background in New York, and kitchen items give
great light and shadows. You stick a clear bulb in a cheese grater
and you get these great patterns on the wall or ceiling. Forks and
spoons give nice detail, and when light bounces off the wall, it
reflects well.''
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