Limited Edition Chrysalis Lamps –
Each is chosen from Woodsilks Studio’s most popular original designs, each piece is printed with color-fast dyes on a silk fabric blend for a lifetime of viewing enjoyment. The canvas can be cleaned, without worry, by dusting or wiping with a moist cloth. Bases are hand thrown pottery by our staff ceramic artists.
Barbara Woods is an artist living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is known for painted silk using the Gutta Serti technique and encaustic wax painting. Her silk paintings and encaustic layered silk paintings can be seen online and at juried art shows, nationwide.
Besides painting, Barbara works in clay. She combines the 2 mediums of silk and clay to create exotic lighted sculptures. The ceramic and silk light sculptures have the appearance of chrysalis-stage moths and butterflys and have become a sought-after addition to homes all over the US and Canada.
Working in slab-constructed clay, Barbara carves the bases and bodies of her Chrysalis lighted art forms. Color is added to the ceramics using patinas and paint, matching bases with the painted silk. Light is added using common electrical components and LED bulbs. The results depict winged creatures, butterfly and moth chrysalises.