Ana Buitrago

Since the 19th century coal has been a standard energy source. With new technologies and the desperate need for cleaner energy, local and national governments are working to become coal-free. Inspired by the carbide lamp–portable headlamps worn by gas miners– “Ignito Lamp” explores coal as a material extraction and as an increasingly obsolete energy source. Employing both neon and coal slag, “Ignito Lamp” speaks to an evolution of energy.