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This item sold on December 14, 2010.

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After collecting a number of x-rays for a school project and finding out that discarding them is harmful for the environment, I started brainstorming ways to upcycle them into an original piece of art. (All the names and identifying information were cut off the films before I pieced them together.)
Used on the lamp are 16 different x-rays, everything from a CAT scan of someones brain to MRI's of a knee and a broken arm with a plate and screws welded to it. Incorporating what look like stitches, I hand sewed all the x-rays together with black thread and the top and bottom of the lamp have tied off stitching. Needlepoint scratching enhance the lamp's vintage look and add texture. It's definitely a unique piece, and although it seems macabre, I have yet to come across someone who has not wanted to talk about it.
The entire lamp is made from recycled materials; even the base was part of a different lamp that I cut down to size. Note: the lamp does not have an on/off switch so it will have to be plugged into an outlet controlled by a wall switch.
The shade is about 13" tall x 12.5" around, and with the lamp base, the lamp is about 37" tall.
Comes with energy efficient compact fluorescent bulb.

X-Ray Lamp


  • Materials: xrays, styrene, thread, preloved lamp base
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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