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Mick Whitcomb, sculpture

Booth 221

 

About the Artist

My wife, Paige, and I founded the company Nomad World Products in 2011 which specializes in one-of-a-kind furniture and lighting made from architectural and industrial salvage. Today we travel the world sourcing unique materials for the "Artifacts" line. Fixated on the American Machine Age and the advent of electric lighting, we convert 19th century machines and scientific instruments into utilitarian sculptures. Pairing actual objects from the 1800’s with lighting technologies that are exact reproductions of Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla’s original inventions of the incandescent bulb and alternating current. Each piece tells the story of an innovative past that birthed modern American industry. These objects have been re-discovered, re-worked, and re-imagined to bring renewed function to a past generation of machines. Lives and works in Springfield, MO. 

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illuminated antique fan sculpture

Edison Electric Tank Fan Light Fixture
This 1880’s Edison Electric direct current tank fan has been converted into a light fixture using lighting technologies introduced by Thomas Edison in the late 1890’s
18" x 24" x 12"
2018

illuminated antique sculpture

Heller and Brightly Theodolite Light Fixture
This 1870’s Heller and Brightly Theodolite has been converted into a light fixture using reproduction lighting technologies that were introduced by Thomas Edison in the late 1890’s
36" x 48" x 36"
2019

sculpture of an illuminated microscope and box

Bausch and Lomb Investigator Microscope
This 1878 Bausch and Lomb Investigator microscope, box, and bullseye condenser has been converted into a light fixture using reproductions of lighting technologies introduced by Thomas Edison in the 1890’s.
30" x 30" x 18"
2019

illuminated antique fan sculpture

Edison Electric Tank Fan Light Fixture
This 1880’s Edison Electric direct current tank fan has been converted into a light fixture using lighting technologies introduced by Thomas Edison in the late 1890’s
18" x 24" x 12"
2018

illuminated antique sculpture

Heller and Brightly Theodolite Light Fixture
This 1870’s Heller and Brightly Theodolite has been converted into a light fixture using reproduction lighting technologies that were introduced by Thomas Edison in the late 1890’s
36" x 48" x 36"
2019

sculpture of an illuminated microscope and box

Bausch and Lomb Investigator Microscope
This 1878 Bausch and Lomb Investigator microscope, box, and bullseye condenser has been converted into a light fixture using reproductions of lighting technologies introduced by Thomas Edison in the 1890’s.
30" x 30" x 18"
2019

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