28.5c is a random configuration of five 28 pendants hung from a round canopy. The pendants are designed to hang in a random configuration at times clustering together and others trailing off. The result is an ambient installation or field of light.
28 is an exploration of specificity in manufacturing. Instead of designing form itself, here the intent was to design a system of making that yields form. Individual 28 pendants result from a complex glass blowing technique whereby air pressure is intermittently introduced into and then removed from a glass matrix which is intermittently heated and then rapidly cooled. The result is a distorted spherical shape with a composed collection of imploded inner shapes, one of which acts as a shade for the light source.
The 28 copper series provides a different compositional reading that results from shaping the copper tubing during installation. Pendants can be angled in any direction to provide a range of sculptural forms. The copper will weather and tarnish, registering the passage of time in its patina.
Standard 28s are made with clear glass exterior spheres and milk white interior lamp holder cavities, but pendants are available in any colour combination at extra cost.