|Project by Andy||posted 09-22-2007 08:15 PM||5997 views||35 times favorited||30 comments|
This is the first Art Box in the “Dunescape” series, which are so named because of the desert scene in each medallion. People express wonder at the picture in each piece,they are 3D in depth and resemble sand dunes, rivers, rocky beaches, or Old World maps.
The sides are Western Curly Maple and the medallion is of course more of that fantastic figured Myrtlewood.
The splines and handle are Wenge. The finish is my favorite, for these boxes anyway, Deft lacquer.
To me, it seems like it is in motion with the shaping and the tiger striped grain. This is one of the few that have this much shaping. The loss factor is much higher…. too easy to go too far.
Unfortunately I only have this one photo. My nephew, Matthew, married Eilene, who is originally from Kenya, Africa. She is in the second photo.
When they went to Kenya to visit her parents, I volunteered to make this box as an offering of good will from all the family.
-- If I can do it, so can you.