This assemblage combines two pieces that have been knocking around my studio for years. The first is a beautifully rusted old candle lantern, the second a photographic glass plate image. The mirror at the back of the lantern, which reflects the light and doubles the illumination, was long gone when I fished the lantern out of a box of rubble at a salvage place, so in hobo tradition I substituted a tin can lid.
|Old rusted-out lantern with tin-can-lid reflector|
|Lantern back, with hook for hanging from a belt|
|Tin can reflector in action|
|Lantern combined with glass plate photo image (in the dark, the image really glows)|
|Close-up of image (can you spot the woman by the fence?)|