Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) - Floral Prism Desk Lamp #1
This hand-made desk light contains one preserved specimen of a yellow cultivar of Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea), 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.
Foxglove is a plant of many facets - on the one hand, a beautiful, charming garden plant, ecologically important to bees, who have been known to find shelter in the plant's bell-like flowers from rain, and steeped in folklore, associated strongly with the fae folk. On the other hand, Digitalis is both a healer and a poisoner, rife with the chemical digoxin, which has both historically and contemporarily been used as a treatment for heart disorders but is also more than capable of doing harm through those same mechanisms.
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.