|Project by mtnwild||posted 06-15-2010 09:47 PM||2970 views||6 times favorited||30 comments|
I built this before the contest started, so fluidity was not my main theme, however now that it’s done, that would have been a good and proper theme for this project. I searched my wood for pieces I thought would compliment the whole water action.
The wood for the whale was selected and specifically cut to make it look as if the water was filming off it’s back.
The wave was selected for the grain pattern to increase it’s water like appearance. Also the shape of the shaft was given some flow, in it’s curve, so that the usual, straight shaft had some movement. A totally straight shaft would have been too static and taken away from the, well, flow of the piece.
The design flows, the wood flows, the whale flows, so I’m going to go with the flow and enter the contest. It just seems to be the thing to do.
Made with, Walnut, Maple, Rosewood and ebony spacers.
-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.