Grandmother’s Lamp

I’ve had this lamp for about 20 years.  It belonged to my Grandmother and then my mother and then me.  I’ve had mixed feelings about the lamp.  I remember it in my Grandmother’s house and I thought it was very special when I was a child.  When I inherited it I decided it was rather gaudy and didn’t go with my furniture but I felt compelled to use it.  This is my favorite place to read.grandmothers-lampI’ve made this image using permanent markers on a piece of tile.  It was an experiment to see how the materials worked.  I sprayed damar varnish to seal it and the spray caused the lines to run in spots.

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