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Project by KnickKnack posted 09-24-2015 04:35 PM 1327 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I’m gone projects from this period of my life will be referred to as my “barbecue stick phase” – which continues here with “Columns” – a box idea that popped into my head one day as I was looking, somewhat tearfully, through my pictures of Palmyra after its recent destruction at the hands of… – OK, we won’t go there.

It started, of course, with the idea of the columns (for those interested in the minutiae of things, there are 37 sticks per column), and then, as usual, things came to a grinding halt for a while.
I toyed with this idea…

but backed off, eventually settling for what you see before you.

Along the way it looked like this (nothing glued at this point – no slots for the sticks even)...

For the columns to end up vertically, a fair amount of precision was required – not something I’m known for, but it worked out OK in the end…

Bookmatched jatobá, fumed oak and barbecue sticks.

Full size (the box is, as you can see, somewhat smaller) – 310mm long, 170mm wide, 160mm high.

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#1 posted 09-24-2015 05:34 PM

That’s really cool.

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#2 posted 09-24-2015 07:50 PM

Wow! That’s very cool.

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#3 posted 09-24-2015 11:56 PM

Very nice—does kind of have a temple look to it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#4 posted 09-25-2015 01:11 AM

Way different and very interesting.
I like it a lot!!!

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#5 posted 09-25-2015 01:23 AM

Quite unique…....I like the outside the box thing…..

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#6 posted 09-25-2015 04:54 PM

Incredible ’’out of the box’’ thinking. Nice design and awesome idea for using those sticks. I have them lot too but never had a clue what to do with them except for knifes stand.

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#7 posted 09-25-2015 05:03 PM

Innovation at its best

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#8 posted 09-27-2015 01:19 PM

Many artist look toward Nature as inspiration. Some artist strive for the perfect form, finish and balance of a work and others see that Nature is not perfect nor is it symmetrical. Look at valued Japanese tea bowls that were made by masters hundreds of years ago and you will see that their work is not of a bowl that is perfectly round, or a glaze that is consistent in color and texture, but rather slightly irregular. The imperfections doesn’t scream out, rather it is subtle to express the imperfections of Nature and the imperfections of the object’s maker.

-- "Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art." Frank LLoyd Wright

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#9 posted 10-12-2015 06:42 PM

certainly one of a kind – nice concept!

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