135: A Portrait of the Artist as a Lamp.
I have two problems.
The first problem is this stupid dark hallway in my house.
We live in a century-old building that’s been remodeled a bunch, so now we have to deal with this awkwardly narrow under-stairway-hall to the bathroom. It’s far from any windows, and there are no electrical outlets for lamps, so it’s always dark.
You can see that push lamp thing on the wall that we put up as a temporary solution and accidentally stayed up for 4 years. Utterly useless, and a waste of batteries. I feel like I can do better.
My second problem is this:
That’s the invisible man who’s been living in my house for 3 weeks since this previous post. I don’t have any place to put him, and he’s huge.
So, it’s time to solve my two problems at once.
First, I drilled a hole through the wall and ran a cord through to the bathroom. There’s an outlet in there, and I need it.
After some minor cord splicing, I have light! Step 1 done, but now I can see all the cobwebs.
For the next step, I cut a hole in the back of the tape man, and got fancy with some wire and hooks.
Voila! Me-lamp is complete!
View from the floor.
View from the bathroom.
I tried to make it look like he was standing on the wall in an Escher-esque gravity world.
That was fun, and now I’m officially problem free. Feels good.
See ya next week.