photos and stories from the Powerhouse Museum
This Paul Cocksedge glass light bulb display was snapped by Museum photographers during the 2004 Sydney Design Festival. Cocksedge’s intriguing light ‘Sapphire & Tonic’ was displayed in its own dark room – it glowed a most beautiful blue, but had no visible source of electricity. It was a UV light from a nearby source that released the blue hue from the work’s major ingredient: gin and tonic!
Variously referred to by critics as an artist-inventor, contemporary alchemist or design wizard, the multidisciplinary creations of this young London-based designer are truly awe-inspiring, and extremly photogenic!
Photography by Sue Stafford
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Post by Erika Dicker, Assistant Curator