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Source: Stuart Haygarth – www.stuarthaygarth.com
Designed by: Stuart Haygarth – www.stuarthaygarth.com
Photo Credit: Stuart Haygarth – www.stuarthaygarth.com
Special Thanks: Stuart Haygarth – www.stuarthaygarth.com
The original Tide chandelier is part of a larger body of work based on the collection of ‘man made’ debris washed up on a specific stretch of Kent coastline. Stuart Haygarth has been collecting material over many years and the work is still in progress. The material collected is sorted and categorized and several individual pieces of work were produced.
The Tide chandelier is created from clear and translucent objects, primarily made of plastic. Each object is different in shape and form, yet they come together to produce one sphere. The sphere is an analogy for the moon which effects the tides which in turn wash up the debris.
The objects hang on monofilament line held by ‘split shot’ from a 1.5 metre square MDF platform above. The light source is a 100w incandescent bulb.
Hanging platform: 152cm x 152cm
Sphere diameter: 150cm
Hanging height: 210cm (distance from platform to the bottom of sphere)
Born in Whalley, Lancashire, UK 1966.
1984 – 1985
- Preston Polytechnic, Lancashire, UK – Art & Design Foundation course.
1985 – 1988
- Exeter College of Art & Design, Devon, UK – BA in Graphic Design / Photography.
1988 – 1990 Photographic Assistant, London,UK.
1990 – 1991 Travelling the world.
1991 – 2005 Working as freelance Photographic Illustrator.
2005 – 2006 Working as freelance Designer & Photographic Illustrator.
2007 – 2008 Working as Freelance Designer.
1995-2005 Visiting lecturer at Plymouth University Photography Department.
Starting in 2004 Stuart Haygarth has been working on design projects which revolve around the collections of objects. The objects are normally collected in large quantities categorized and assembled in a way that transforms their meaning. His work is about giving banal and overlooked objects a new significance. The finished piece of work takes various forms such as chandeliers, installations, functional and sculptural objects.
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