Carbon Footprint Lithophane
12cm h x 7cm w
The Carbon Footprint Tea light was designed for an RSA Lighting Competition and tells the story of the major phases the Earth has undergone since its creation.
At the beginning, as depicted at the base of the lamp, you will see the stars of the universe and thin DNA stands – the beginning of creation.
The fossils and plant forms imprinted, represents nature beginning to take hold of the planet.
Midway up the vessel is the era of the Great Industrial Revolution – look carefully and you can see the cogs and wheels that drove the industrial machines!
The next phase of man’s impact on the earth is the impressed parts of circuit boards – this represents the Micro Chip era with nature still managing to prevail, represented by the butterfly.
The Footprints in the sand are poignant - the impact of our carbon footprint on this planet is unknown and will lead us to a future of uncertainty?
Light a tea light candle at the base of this vessel and the cool white porcelain will illuminate the translucent art work. A conversation piece at the dinner table - to inspire delight and possibly debate.
Glazed on the inside for ease of periodic cleaning. Concept and conception by Stéf Storey.