Black Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) - Floral Prism Desk Lamp #1
This hand-made desk light contains one preserved specimen of a black cultivar of Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus), preserved in a solid obelisk-shaped prism of resin, underlit by a warm LED light embedded into the resin itself, and finally mounted within a base made of 3D printed wood PLA - a mixture of plant-based, biodegradable plastic and Poplar wood pulp.
Cornflower, named for the tendency of the plant to occupy pastoral lands in it's native range, is considered to have some of the most vividly blue flowers in existence - a rarity in and of itself in the botanical world. For this reason, Cornflowers have historically been used as a rich blue pigment, and in modern usage, "cornflower blue" is still a widely used name for it's particular hue. The flower is also the national flower of Estonia.
This particular specimen is an uncommon cultivar with deep maroon flowers - the closest to true black possible in the botanical world.
The light measures approximately 102mm tall from tip to base and about 43mm wide at the base (4" by 1 11/16"). It is powered by two replaceable #CR2032 batteries and can be powered on and off via a twisting switch under the base. For your convenience, your order will include a replacement set of batteries.
The specimen has been dried thoroughly and coated in a UV resistant finish prior to being embedded in epoxy resin. The cap and findings are made of sturdy stainless steel.
The package will be carefully hand wrapped in bubble wrap, then wrapped with tissue paper and twine.