This lamp project was based on randomly selected quotes about light. My design is inspired by the Plato quote, "We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark- the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light."

From the early stages of my concept, I thought of creating two separate pieces, one to represent the "adult" and the other, the "child." I chose the idea of orb-like shapes with three eyeholes each. The child would have an opaque shell but let light in through its eyes, while the adult would have a translucent shell, but blacked-out eyes.

For construction, I decided that a pentagonal dodecahedron would be an effective facsimile for a sphere, as well as allow for easier construction and arrangement of features. The panels are laser-cut 1/8-inch acrylic, and the eyeholes are 3D-printed out of PLA. The adult hangs from a cord, while the child is mounted on a floor lamp stand.

"Aurmini" is a portmanteau of "aura" and "gemini," meaning "bright twins."