Starry Light: Hand-Crafted Shell Lamps Cast Stellar Patterns

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Inside it all is a soul, if you will, of wires, plugs, switches, bulb sockets and transformer, all soldered together and essential but invisible on the outside.

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Each hand-drilled hole has to be blown free of coconut shell dust – you can, as the artist points out, actually count the number of breaths that went into each piece by counting these holes.