Family of lamps, 2004
Size ht 41 cm, ht 55 cm, ht 81 cm, ht 100 cm, ht 140 cm, ht 183 cm, ht 220 cm
Representing one of the many facets of Philippe Cramer’s creative approach, the Randogne family of lights is the result of the combination of two seemingly opposite elements: the ancestral archetype of the anthropomorphic idol and contemporary laser cutting technique.
The work of Philippe Cramer makes multiple references to the Ancient World, appearing as much in his affection for traditional craftsmanship as in his fascination for millennial symbols.
However, this series also takes shape thanks to a contemporary industrial process: computer-assisted laser cutting allows the different elements of each model to be perfectly calibrated.
The narrative and sculptural aspects of these lights feed the imagination as they resemble benevolent Cyclops illuminating the viewer with their central eye, both solemn and joyful.
Due to the use of mirrored light bulbs, the indirect lighting of the lamps also creates a radiant eclipse effect around the perimeter of the central disc, emphasizing the allegorical dimension of the work.