Shadow Box Lamp: "Night Fishing"

AmericanCarver

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Designed and hand-built in the USA by the American Carver Artists, this highly detailed nightlight is perfect on any bedside table, nightstand, nursery, man cave or she-shed! Based on the idea of paper art cut into a shadow box, our Nightlight is made of American Basswood (outer surround) and Birch wood, including the back plate and three separate internal layers. A fourth layer is laser etched in edge-lit acrylic, creating a spectacular image of the night sky, while gently reflecting the moonlight onto the water’s surface. We designed the individual stars in such a way to allow the laser cutter to focus at different depths over multiple passes to create a diamond cut within each star. This creates a refraction of light producing a 3D Twinkle effect across the star field when focusing on the sky while slowly moving your eyes.

 

Details

Designed and hand-built in the USA by the American Carver Artists, this highly detailed nightlight is perfect on any bedside table, nightstand, nursery, man cave or she-shed! Based on the idea of paper art cut into a shadow box, our Nightlight is made of American Basswood (outer surround) and Birch wood, including the back plate and three separate internal layers. A fourth layer is laser etched in edge-lit acrylic, creating a spectacular image of the night sky, while gently reflecting the moonlight onto the water’s surface. We designed the individual stars in such a way to allow the laser cutter to focus at different depths over multiple passes to create a diamond cut within each star. This creates a refraction of light producing a 3D Twinkle effect across the star field when focusing on the sky while slowly moving your eyes.

The light is lit by a 4” LED cool light strip (with almost no heat exchange), attached to an in-line dimmer switch, allowing you to adjust the intensity and effect of the light.

Energetics

“Night Fishing” harkens us to our youth on a cool Summer’s night, fishing with our faithful companion under a star filled sky by the light of a full moon. The great American literary professor, Joseph Campbell, authored the quintessential work on the Hero’s Journey (The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949)), focusing on the Jungian Archetypes of human personality and spirituality; the young hero and his faithful dog travel the multiverse in search of their true identity. On a deeper spiritual level, this box symbolizes the Hero’s Respite, our interpretation of the Hero’s innocence in fulfilling his quest and ultimately discovering the Buddhist philosophy of emptiness: Being within every moment, within every breath, a oneness with everything.

Materials

  • Wood: American Basswood & Natural Birch
  • Lighting: LED (AC: 110-245V; DC 12V, 2A), Dimmer Switch
  • Height: 5.25 inches (13.34 centimeters)
  • Width: 5.25 inches (13.34 centimeters)
  • Depth: 1.5 inches (3.81 centimeters)
  • Weight: 5.8 ounces (164.4 grams)

Finishing

  • Lamp is shipped fully assembled and ready to use.
  • Handmade in the USA on Florida’s Nature Coast!
  • Lamp arrives with a standard (USA) 12V power cord with in-line dimmer on/off switch. Note that dimmer and power are removable from the LED should you wish to change the power adapter for other countries (Only the USA 12V power adapter is included).
  • Incredibly lightweight at 5.8 ounces (164.4 grams).
  • We use all natural wood, and with all natural wood products, every lamp will have its own natural color and grain variations.
  • Not meant for outdoor use.