interior design lighting ideas - art lights by UK textile artist Mary-Clare Buckle
above is an enlargement of the piece with the lights switched off
this shows the piece with the 'blacklight' (uv) tubes turned on
Burning His Roses - size 53 x 45cm - price £590
For this piece, I used ultraviolet-reactive wool, threads and fabrics and lit the piece on all 4 sides with slim uv tubes hidden in the black acrylic frame. This produces a really stunning glowy effect and, of course, the piece looks completely different with the tubes switched off (as you can see on this page).
The uv concept was originally based on an idea I had for the decor in nightclubs and is inspired by the ambience of Slinky, the hard dance/hard house superclub which I used to regularly go to in Bournemouth and other similar clubs.
I started with some rose-type flowers but, noticing the burning effect that the light produces with the pink/red fibres - and following the now over-hyped Valentine’s Day - I decided that the title of the piece could be a bit more subversive about the flower images.
images & text © Mary-Clare Buckle & Andrew Green
webpage © Andrew Green