A smaller version of this unusual light was created for a client and
then the design was elaborated on in this tour de force. The original
elongated dome shape was created by a master Japanese potter. Sharon
then took a mold of the clay form to make a fiberglass mold for
creating the glass lamp. The mask faces are based on drawings she did
from the African mask collection at the Art Institute. She took
liberties with color but the designs allow African art scholars to
recognize the tribal creators of the original masks.