”Visionary Bench Towers”
....when coming into contact with wood,
i am at loss to explain the degree of my conceptual gain,
since this thing that feeds my blood,
is a very offset of the nature of being as i hold all my work to have not been in vain….
—-and yet this veiness of wood that so courses within,
drives me to a place where i feel more a part with the tree,
then with these-also-those others who share my herein,
just as the broadaxe hewes the line of i am curled free….
—-this ambition of wood is my feeding power,
as the life of the sapwood has melded my analytic finesse,
wherein lies the beating of heartwood visionary bench towers,
as i am splayed as rusticwoodart created for success…. —by flp
Well, and so I was thinking this morning of a word spew I had released last week about ‘how’s your underside’ and so I thought of tossing out these pictures of ‘bottoms and uppers’.
How’s your ‘bottom’ and what about your ‘topside’, and what can I do to make it easier for you, so that you can see from both sides of this wood story as art-fully complete?
Just blogging this morning with no particular place in mind to go, actually that’s what makes blogging so right on track. If I write some words today, one may ask and question as to what was that all about, however I have found that over time if you put all the stories to-gether, then you begin to see a picture of the author. Word pictures, and then there are wood pictures and when you put it all to-gether, what you have is ‘wood art’!
”Slabbin’ at Wal-nut”
Here’s a little photo story of a ‘live edge’ bench I did that starts to show some of the jig work, prep work, polymer and artist chalk coloring that comes before I can get to finish.
....and yes, as I have said before, I do some of my best work out of the shop and at the kitchen table. Cherry wood slab here, glued and clamped as I wait,.....patience…..much….
....again, clamped and drying….
....here’s a photo of the ‘live edge’ slab of walnut from the underside now turned to upperside, all mortises have been cut and I have taped out the crutch area to prepare for colored polymer….
....topside, and again waiting for the polymer to be put into place after I grind up artist chalk and mix for color shade….
....close up of the crutch area again all taped and waiting….
....photo of crutch area from head on and on top….
....photo of crutch area from topside and finished in tung oil and rubbing varnish….
....photo of finished bench, cherry slab legs, walnut ‘live edge’ slab bench top….
—-well, what can I say, except that I’m living the life of a ‘worker of wood’ having fun and the best is yet to come!!!
-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/