|Project by Arthouse||posted 06-23-2015 06:35 PM||961 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
After making my Mothers funeral urn my cousin died shortly thereafter and I was asked to make his Urn. This one was to be placed on a mantel so I wanted it to stand out. In first starting I always think of the person and look back at his life to determine what elements I needed to show for remembering his life. My cousin was a rancher and a bit of a scoundrel at times. He being playful and dear to the land I decided to texture the outside using a checkering , gouge technique and milk paint. My cousins children wanted a Texas mesquite star on it was there only request. I first turned the bowl using a black cherry log about 18’’ x 12’’ was the final size.I then textured the bowl using chisels and milk paint on the lathe. I then turned the lid out of Texas Hickory and outfitted the lid with the Texas star . Being Catholic I took a rosary to bring in the spiritual aspect of death and barbed it like barbed wire for his ranching background . Using twisted nickel silver cut real thin to represent the million miles of barbed wire in Texas. I had no idea but I am now in the Urn business . Funny how a journey for a friend can turn out. R.I.P. Asa all this and Heaven too.
-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart