|Project by EPJartisan||posted 03-24-2010 05:32 PM||1423 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
When I was in Kyrgyzstan, I took a long trip into the Tien Shan mountains. The style of art was simple and powerful representing how the mountains interact with the trees, clouds, and animals. I was inspired to carve into a “simple” (I don’t do simple) flower box for a back porch in Oak Park, Illinois.
The motif are a white Oak Leaf and a Red Oak Leaf.. specially designed so that water would drain out of the boxes and off the end of the porch… used a copper pipe cut lengthwise in half in a sliding channel designed into the bottom of each of three sections. I made three… 10 ft long 6” wide and deep (the carved design in 18” long). Redwood stained brown (I hate staining wood).
Funny story. I have a form of color blindness.. my assistant at the time came in right after I had started staining.. she exclaimed that they were the most beautiful color of purple she had ever seen.. I freaked out.. they were supposed to be chocolate brown. three days later and with her help got them brown.
They turned out so nice.. the client bought new furniture to match the boxes
-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."