The idea for our luminaire came from a light phenomenon. Our light phenomenon was supposed to be something that caught our eye, something that we had never seen before. My light phenomenon was a tree in Falls Park in Greenville, SC. The tree was on a side of a hill with all the roots exposed. The sun was barely coming through, protecting the roots from the sun.
The main idea for my luminaire was being able to see the beauty of the light through trees, but still protect yourself. Initially, I tried to paper mache tissue paper, but the over all look of it did not come out the way I had planned.
I moved to more of a litetral attempt of light coming through trees. I took wire, and cut out rectangles of wire and ran them through the wire with pieces of tissue paper in between them sheets. I experimented with white, ad other colors, and ultimately ended up with black.
The final rendition of my luminaire was made out of bleck rectangles hot glued individually to a piece of wire. The wire was then out into a piece of foam board and created a dome. A box was made out of matte board to protect all the wire and light bulb socket. A 40W CRL bulb was used to illuminate my luminaire.