Mid-Summers Night Dream

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Project by muniart posted 06-28-2009 07:59 PM 1723 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece was completed a few years ago. I used the pic for the postcard for a show I did in Wooster Ohio.
The wood is Florida Red Cedar with a formica base.I wish I had a picture of the piece when I started it. Not at all like you see it now. About 75 % of it was removed. The conical holes I put in it give it a life form. In one of the details you san see my name appearing within it. It is truly a mystical piece, dreamlike and whispy . It very much reminded me of the Shakespear classic. Most of my abstract work you will find is a product of the wood dictacting to me where to cut and shape. I have no idea of where i will go with the piece or how it will eventually turn out. About 90% into the work I usualy see the final outcome. At that point it is just smoothing and rounding, making sure the are no straight or flat areas. My mantra is the s-curve. I loved working this pice especially because of that great cedar aroma.

-- A world without wood is chaos

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#1 posted 06-28-2009 08:11 PM

This is truly a wonderful piece of art.

-- Nubs,Reserve

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#2 posted 06-28-2009 09:26 PM


-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 06-29-2009 12:27 AM

oh my!!!
You are right – you need to take “before” pictures.

Just stunning!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 06-29-2009 12:36 AM

The ability to reveal the art within the wood is the art.

I looked at your website and now I am a fan.

Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

-- 温故知新

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#5 posted 10-10-2009 05:19 AM

WOW. how do you even go about doing someting like this? PLEASE show some before pics at least!

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#6 posted 10-19-2009 04:49 AM

Very “whispy” and dramatic.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#7 posted 10-19-2009 04:57 AM

A remarkable piece it looks like wood doing ballet

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#8 posted 03-06-2010 01:54 AM

i’d have to agree with hobomonk, and what you create is art. i’d love to sit and watch you work your ideas out into form

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