|Project by David Craig||posted 07-20-2010 03:13 PM||1654 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
The theme of this Summer’s project is fluidity. The illustration given in the description is “Like grasses swaying in a summer breeze, the fluid motion is visible in the solid form of the wood.” I used Maple in this project to create a slim vase. The goal of the piece was to illustrate that wood can produce something with an aspect of feminine form and a sense of delicacy. I believe I accomplished this much.
In the description of this season’s awards, the fluid motion is compared to grasses in the breeze. The grass is not the breeze, it is the grass that conveys the motion of the wind unseen. The grain in this piece reminds me of this concept. The wild grain patten in this Maple piece conveys all the growth and maturity of the tree from which it came. The growth and the motion of the tree sprouting from the ground is movement unseen. Its growth is undetectable because it happens so slowly, yet the grain of the wood gives evidence of that motion. The swirls are a snapshot, a moment of fluid motion caught permanently in the solid form. Hence the reason for my entry in the contest.
Thank you for viewing and for the opportunity to place my work next to those of the outstanding woodworkers who claim membership to this site.
-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.