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Towering Taper Holders

Holy Candlesticks by Anki Gneib are Monuments to Natural Illumination

— February 13, 2012 — Art & Design
To most people, a candle stick is an item fit to decorate the dining table, but I could hardly imagine this collection of objects being elevated any more than they manage to do themselves. These Holy Candlesticks by Anki Gneib are best positioned firmly on the floor to avoid singed ceilings and disproportionate decor.

The eccentric pieces play with the traditional modeling of ornamental candle holders and come complete with elaborate silhouettes. On a monumental scale, they celebrate the gift of candlelight on cold Scandinavian nights with the use of local wood and the region's popular color scheme of black and burnt orange.

Many of the photos depict the Holy Candlesticks by Anki Gneib amidst the forest landscape of Ostrobothnia. As 'Silent Cargo,' their unpainted profiles interact with whole solid tree trunks like the ones that compose them.
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