|Project by SteveL||posted 12-29-2010 01:30 AM||1621 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
My friend, Bob Engman, makes sculpture that embody the mathematical notion of minimal surfaces, even though he is not trained in mathematics. His recent work is smaller scale, so I thought I might make a taller and narrower (30” h x 16” w) variant of Gustav Stickley’s #603 as a Christmas present for him. It is made of local black walnut from Spacht's sawmill. The finish is thinned boiled linseed oil, followed by three coats of 1/2 lb cut amber shellac, followed by two coats of polyurethane, thinned with turpentine. Hopefully, Bob will find some nice piece of his work to sit upon this stand. In the first photo, I’ve shown it with one of Bob’s working models, which he makes before deciding what he wants to commit to bronze in a casting.