Pitcher Plant Lamp, Chicago, USA, circa 2010, cast recycled red bronze, 8" W × 6¾" D × 11" H (20cm × 17cm × 28 cm).
Provenance: collection of the artist.
PROCESS + MATERIALS
The Pitcher Plant Lamp was hand carved in maple and then cast in 95% recycled red-bronze. It was hand polished and then bathed in acid and flames. It’s wiring has a UL label and employs a 20 watt MR-11 halogen lamp. Made entirely in Chicago circa 2010. Limited first edition of 15 pieces.
The lamp form is inspired by the pitcher plant is an endangered carnivorous American plant found in both Illinois and Texas.
The Pitcher Plant Lamp was created for Chef Michael Cordua’s Americas River Oaks restaurant, an artifact from the twenty-year old collaboration between Cordua and Mozer which has resulted in three restaurants heavily influenced by an America described by the writings of Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Cormak McCarthy. Both the menu and the designs mine the hybrid of indigenous American culture and immigrant cultures from 1492 to the present. Like Chef Cordua’s dishes, the design tells a uniquely Pan American story with original elements inspired by pre-historic American culture and contemporary urban street culture. Like the Chef’s food, each component is handmade from scratch, produced in America. Cordua uses only ingredients indigenous to the Americas.
In Situ photos of Americas River Oaks in Houston by Doug Snower. Photos of maquette study by Eliza Mozer. Pencil drawing Pitcher Plant lamp studies by Jordan Mozer. White background shots courtesy of Wright Auctions.
DATE OF MANUFACTURE
H 11 in. x W 6.75 in. x D 8 in.
H 27.94 cm x W 17.15 cm x D 20.32 cm
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