The idea of Avocandle was born while waiting in line at a cafeteria. My inspiration appeared on the display shelves – a half-sliced avocado. The form was appealing and functional; it fits ergonomically in one’s hands, and the recess could accommodate a candle.
In rendering the Avocandle, the fruit’s typical curvature was modified to facilitate varied holding positions, with one hand or both. After finalizing the form, oak and walnut wood were selected to reflect a natural look. And to mimic the oxidation of the avocado’s flesh, brass and copper sheets were applied to the “exposed” area, which will patina over time.
A cluster of Avocandles can create interesting formations, either right side up or upside down.