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Leone Series - Self Initiated | 2011

new domestic expression of the rice paper and bamboo lion mask craft

Working with Singapore’s last remaining Lion Dance mask craftsman, Leone are a series of lighting objects that bring the artistry of this rare South-East Asian trade into the domestic space.

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Hand-made from lithe strips of bamboo, covered by rice paper and then hand-painted with patterns inspired by traditional livery, these objects put the Lion dance mask craft literally in a new light to re-enter the public consciousness in a new context and expression.

These five contemporary archetypical lighting forms fit into any modern dwelling, while offering a surprise from the fluorescent internal surface, a reference to the vibrantly-coloured lion masks.

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