claro walnut root sculpture

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Project by Andy Needles posted 01-27-2010 08:08 AM 2301 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been working on several sculptures for fun, and have been inspired by the juxtaposition of a rough, weathered surface (such as oxidized copper), with clean, finished wood. its a blast to build up new strange textures and finishes. This started as a chunk of claro walnut root, that was in a two story pile of buldozed orchard walnut trunks, ready for burning. it is 30 inches high and is solid claro wlanut and cold metal patina paints. The finsh is a water based Target poly.

-- rustic andy

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#1 posted 01-27-2010 08:11 AM

Unique piece

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#2 posted 01-27-2010 03:39 PM

i like it

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#3 posted 01-27-2010 10:38 PM

Hi Andy

Love the piece. I also love the contrast of textures and especially mixes of materials such as wood, steel glass and concrete, although I am only working with wood at this point (one thing at a time). I am interested in how you fit in the oxidized copper. Did you oxidize the copper or buy it from someplace.

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#4 posted 01-28-2010 05:38 AM

This is very cool, great job.

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#5 posted 01-28-2010 09:52 PM

Stephen- I’m actually using metal patina paints that you build up in several layers, starting with a metal paint base . I get them from

-- rustic andy

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#6 posted 07-24-2010 07:31 PM

Andy, wonderful piece. I really like the look. I’m wondering how thick the layers of the metal patina paints are when finished. Love your website, too. You have some very unique pieces and a very creative and artistic knack.


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