I’m really smitten with these Kyoto Lanterns and Cairns from glass artists David and Melanie Guernsey Leppla. The glass rock formations and functional Japanese lanterns are simply lovely to look at and meditate on. I can imagine basking in the glow of the low light thrown by the blown glass sculptures.
Red Berries Kyoto Lantern
Green Buds Kyoto Lantern
Orange Berries Kyoto Lantern
“Kyoto Lanterns are a series of sculptural lighting that capture the studied beauty and simplicity of the Japanese aesthetic while utilizing the perfect relationship of glass and light. Layered surface patterns of different hues and opacities allow a subtle transmission of light within to accentuate the qualities of the glass while creating a serene and meditative focal point.”
Red Cairns Group
Amber Cairns Group
“Cairns have held deep significance for millennia. These Cairns, born of glass in heat and light, capture a brief moment in time when the elements are in balance. Each unique composition represents accomplishments, knowledge and experience gained, difficulties overcome and guidance for pathways yet to be traveled.”