Michael Anastassiades grew up on the ancient island of Cyprus, in the Mediterranean. It was there that he first fell in love with light – ever present in that part of the world – and with ancient cultures. His work is classical, poised, and precise.

Anastassiades’ installation for the Library exemplifies these qualities. It is an indoor grove of bamboo, the stems carefully hand-finished according to a traditional Japanese method.

The bases are made of poured pewter, pooled around the bamboo to form fitted stands. Illuminated bulbs are attached with waxed linen thread, in what Anastassiades calls ‘a simple gesture of attachment’. This precise technique is perfect for these delicate, yet strong, designs.

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