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Mondrian (inspired) #2: Neoplastic Experiments

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Blog entry by BritBoxmaker posted 920 days ago 4474 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: First attempt Part 2 of Mondrian (inspired) series Part 3: Neoplastic 'C' progress »

Having a play with the Neoplastic style, as used by Piet Mondrian in the early 20th Century.

Neoplastic A

Perhaps the addition of Orange dilutes the impact so

Neoplastic B

These should be ideal for wall art. I’m going to have a play. With the following wood selections

White – Sycamore
Yellow – Pau Amarello
Orange – Yew
Red – Padauk
Purple – Purpleheart ( To the best of my knowledge there is no naturally occurring blue wood)
Black – Ebony

And a box ‘net’

Neoplastic C

Hope to have one or more of these out in the near future, time permitting.

Be seeing you.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com



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Sodabowski

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#1 posted 919 days ago

Blue with no stain, be it fungal or whatever, no. That sounds to be a very interesting project once completed, I’m looking forward to your results!

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 919 days ago

It looks like it will be interesting. I have seen (and used) some ‘blue pine’ which had a greyish-blue cast to it. I don’t think that it would do here though. I look forward to seeing what you will come up with. By the sound and look of things it will be quite interesting and detailed. I also am looking forward to the results.

Take care, Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts, Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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SASmith

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#3 posted 919 days ago

Nice pattern. It will make great wall art.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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David Craig

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#4 posted 919 days ago

Wonderful design Martyn. I like how you are using the natural color of the wood instead of stain. I would agree that the Orange doesn’t add to the piece and so my own favorites are B and C. Just a couple questions for you.

I am no expert on Neoplasticism but have seen a few pieces at the museum. I know that the design utilizes squares and rectangles where the dimensions of at least two of each side are the same. I noticed on the C design that, when you fold it, the purpleheart on the south and west side and the padauk on the north and west side will break from that pattern and produce blocks that deviate from the square/rectangle. Is this intentional?

2. Since purpleheart does alter in sunlight, are you using any UV inhibitors on the piece when finishing?

Thanks for showing the design in process.

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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Michael1

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#5 posted 919 days ago

I am sure that these will turn out awesome as your designs usually do. looking forward to seeing the results!!

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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BritBoxmaker

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#6 posted 919 days ago

David, in my experience both Purlpeheart and Padauk suffer colour change when exposed to UV light. So far I have noticed this on both Impossible II and Inverted World. I am not aware of any products that could help with this, are you? Otherwise I am pragmatic about any colour change or fade-out. That’s life I suppose.

Regarding the pattern for Neoplastic C. I hadn’t noticed the non-rectangular block problem thanks for pointing this out.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Dennisgrosen

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#7 posted 918 days ago

looks interressting Martyn :-)
for blue wood with out stain
look at one of http://lumberjocks.com/sydney blogs/project
the one where he made a bowl with yellow and blue wood mixed together
in cirkels since I canĀ“t remember the names of the wood he use

take care
Dennis

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Dark_Lightning

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#8 posted 918 days ago

I likes it!

I think there are finishes with UV inhibitors, but given the ubiquity of sunlight, it’s going to win in the end, I expect.

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Jacquelyn Smith

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#9 posted 918 days ago

I love Piet Mondrian! Nice choice. I know it will be beautiful! Have fun.

-- perfect45degree.com

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