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Project by Chelios posted 1550 days ago 1852 views 8 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We were up at the museums of art in NY once and thought….man if this blue canvas is art then we can do it too. This thought really sunk in when we saw the white canvas!....that is it…some guy put his name on a white canvas and he got to be in a museum. Go figure!

Anyway and all dreams of being an artist aside, I really liked the cubismo paintings by Picasso and some other artists. I thought it would be cool to do an inspired sculpture from my shop scrap pieces. So I created the central piece which is obviously easy but hey…blank cavas vs glueing up blocks- I think I am still ahead.
I felt that the piece would show nicely in an open box. So I hand cut dovetails for the first time and made an open box that I mounted on a french cleat. All made from shop scrap and leftovers.





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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 1550 days ago

Certainly got blank canvas beat by a mile! Anyone ever ask what it does? ;-))

I have an idea to do the same thing, but my center piece of the blocks is a piece of crotch figure walnut! Not sure what to put with it, suppose I’ll figure it out someday.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Chelios

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#2 posted 1550 days ago

That’s cool you had a similar idea. A nice center piece will look really good…mine was simple. It was so simple it made me feel woodworkers guilt so I cut some dovetails.

You all know the guilt right?

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 1550 days ago

Totally cubular way neat.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Stevinmarin

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#4 posted 1550 days ago

What a great idea. Hmmm….just when I was about to toss out my scrap bucket, now I have a reason to save it a little longer!

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers. http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#5 posted 1550 days ago

Steve, You could video a blank canvas truning into a blocks works :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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tyskkvinna

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#6 posted 1549 days ago

I love it! I’m a huge fan of cubism, and modern art, so I think this is absolutely perfect.

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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BritBoxmaker

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#7 posted 1549 days ago

Infinitely better than th glass of water on a shelf, at the Tate Modern, in London that the artist tries to convince you is an Oak Tree.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Chelios

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#8 posted 1549 days ago

Thanks for the encouragement…you all are great!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 1548 days ago

VERY NICE!

That’s some modern art that says something, I just need an interpreter. <(;O}#

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Chelios

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#10 posted 1547 days ago

Dick & Barb thanks

Here is the translation- “refused to throw out perfectly good wood so I put it up on my wall”....maybe I can put this on the “you know you are a Lumberjock when” thread.

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hrvoje

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#11 posted 1114 days ago

this is cool art work

-- hrvoje

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