Lake and Mountains lamp
Lake and mountains lampshade
The lamp is taken from a view of an alpine lake, set high above the Isere Valley in the Tarentaise in the French Rhone Alps. The crystal clear waters made an almost perfect mirror image of the mountains and trees reflected in the turquoise water. It looked very inviting for a swim, other than the fact that I knew it would be freezing!
The piece is worked on natural linen, overlaid with transparent organzas before painting and then stitching. The image wraps around the lampshade for a full 360 degrees panorama and at night the light seems to shine out from behind the stitched mountain tops, just as in the real sunset.