Chrysalis Lamps by Barbara Woods

Ceramic and Silk light sculpture “Chrysalis Lamps” by Barbara Woods

Barbara Woods is an artist living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is known for painted silk using the Gutta Serti technique and encaustic wax painting. Her silk paintings and encaustic layered silk paintings can be seen online and at juried art shows, nationwide. Working in slab-constructed clay, Barbara carves the bases and bodies of her Chrysalis lighted art forms. Color is added to the ceramics using patinas and paint, matching bases with the painted silk. Light is added using common electrical components and LED bulbs. The results depict winged creatures, butterfly and moth chrysalises.

Besides painting, Barbara works in clay. She combines the 2 mediums of silk and clay to create exotic lighted sculptures. The ceramic and silk light sculptures have the appearance of chrysalis-stage moths and butterflies and have become a sought-after addition to homes all over the US and Canada.

The Chrysalis Lamps are 28″ H x 10″ W and are $385 each.