Showered with Lights and Sweets - A Piñata Inspired Chandelier

Still, so excited from my experience designing this crazy sculpture, (an explosion of color and light) for Iron Chef, Jose Garcia's newest restaurant, Distrito located in Moorestown, NJ. 

This is a share of behind the scenes photos, the process and the amazingly talented makers that helped to create it. 

The Inspiration

The Inspiration

A great big thank you to Andrew Carnwath, Art Director and co-owner of The Odd Couple. Andrew, introduced me to Fine Arts Painter and Muralist, Mickael Broth, who brilliantly and skillfully painted all of these brightly striped Bolero shapes that were turned by woodworker Dave Pendergrast, who I met at Northern Tools while purchasing a pipe cutter with Jeremy Connell, developer and owner of The Pie Factory in Manchester, who reminded me about Dave Pendergrast, when I called him to inquire about my need for a woodturner... Forever grateful to Jason Fredrick, Ben Padgett and Harrison Christy of Colonial Metalcrafts now part of Shades of Light, for more than just their highly skilled wiring capabilities!  Thank you Max Fisher for your incredible determination in seeing the installation through and Casey Godlove for your assistance in your finishing touches. I love it when everything falls into place!