Introducing Chimelights

Totally unique and original, this first chimelight is a sensorial combination of tea light chandelier and sound chimes. Having already created over 20 different wind chimes from vintage brass lamp components and any other metallic elements emitting a pleasant ring, it only seemed a natural progression to incorporate the warmth and glow of candlelight. The chimes consist of bridle brasses, computer rings and a broad selection of other audible and ocular paraphernalia. Sure to be a focal point of any location in which it’s suspended, this fixture adds a new dimension of artistic originality to the décor of any environment, whether residential or commercial. The piece measures 19" deep by 12" wide (48.26cm x 30.48cm) and comes replete with a generous length of brass chain and a canopy with which to mount it. Like every item I create, it is the only one of its kind in the world. If you have any questions or would like to set up a convenient time to see any fixtures in person, feel free to get in touch. 416 422 4690 

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Variety Is the Spice of Light

Half the satisfaction of creating these unique fixtures is locating the many bits and pieces I regularly source from antique markets, recycling depots, dumpsters (sorry Mom) and various shops. There is no specific plan for building them - each creation is a free-form, trial-and-error puzzle which entirely depends on coincidence for all its unrelated elements to be artfully pieced together. 
This particular chandelier is no exception as it’s comprised of over 30 individual solid brass components not including the profusion of coins suspended from its filigreed canopy. 
At exactly 30" deep and 16" across (91.44cm x 40.64cm), it is one of my most imposing variations to date. And you are guaranteed there’s not another like it on the planet. 
If you have any questions or you’d like to set up a convenient time to visit my Corktown studio to view and/or hear the entire chimes and light collection, feel free to call.

Regards, Gary    416 422-4690  

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And Then There Was Light... 

After many suggestions and minimal debate, the logical next step in the evolution of these sculptures was to enhance their functionality with the addition of lighting... either by votives and/or electricity. The accompanying photos feature my first endeavour. This piece is my typical assemblage of vintage brass lamp components, although void of the usual audible chime elements, but embellished instead with teardrop light bulbs and 4 dozen crystal prisms. The elegant glass vessel protruding from the bottom of the fixture is actually a lab flask which, by exquisite coincidence, snugged perfectly into its bell-shaped brass pendant. 

The piece appears reminiscent of a fixture one might find suspended from the dining room ceiling of a Jules Verne submarine and could potentially be categorized as “steampunk”. But I’ll leave that interpretation to the eye of the beholder.

This unit can be illuminated by either incandescent or LED bulbs depending on your choice of intensity and comes replete with a generous length of chain and a ceiling mount fixture. Like every piece I create, there’s only one in the world. There are however, many other unique pieces in the works which I will be featuring in short order. Meanwhile, if you’d like to personally view the collection or if you require further detail or information just call. 416 422-4690

Rescued from the Wreck of Jules Verne’s Submarine (not really)