|Project by Mark Wilson||posted 07-12-2015 07:41 PM||681 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
I decided that what was really needed around here was something in the front yard to give my Wisteria something to climb. Using Redwood, I designed and began building an Arbor, or, a Pergola, as I prefer to name it. It was a basic pole with a tree of sorts on the top. As I was constructing it, I began to notice the truly striking beauty of the wood itself. That’s right. Ordinary Redwood, the likes of which barns are built, has an extraordinary beauty to it. You gotta get inside with sharp steel and elbow grease. I started sculpting with the normal bench chisels I had on hand, which resulted in an almost entirely hand-sculpted Work of Yard Art. It’s almost a shame that , for most of the year, it’s covered up by a vine. The bird-like on top were made with a CNC and one has the mo/yr I made it carved in.
An Artist was unleashed, and has had full dominion of my activities ever since.
They make me happy.
Ships are safe in Harbour. But that’s not what ships are for