Grant Massey - Out Door Lighting
Grant Massey left his profession in construction in 1992 to pursue an earlier vocation he first discovered in art school where he focused on wood and metal sculpture, as well as painting. He began the creative process with handcrafted copper and stained glass yardlights that he called "lampscapes."
The lamps' fabrication combines a number of skills. They are individually designed, cut and soldered from solid copper. Using stained glass techniques, the lenses are also constructed with an easily removed panel for inserting a light bulb. The lamps are placed on durable, cedar posts that have been sculpted into freestanding organic forms to suggest water and the zigs and zags of trees and old buildings. The various applications of the craft include yardlights, indoor floor lights, pathlights, library lamps, candlesticks, mobiles and garden sculpture.