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2011 Winter Solstice ~ windows

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Project by EPJartisan posted 1265 days ago 1200 views 8 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After I made the Hickory Wine display box for a client, I wanted to make a few more of the windows. What better excuse than for Christmas presents. I started making 5, ended up with only 4. These are walnut tree windows…. walnut styled branches (not all that different from hickory) of 1/8” thick black walnut wood, and serrated compound leaves made from broken wine bottles: foiled, leaded onto copper and copper patina. I am happy with them, but not content… as these are studies for a lamp series I am designing.

-- " '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."





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deucefour

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#1 posted 1265 days ago

That really looks cool, I bet the leaves are a real challange!

Robert

-- "I gotta have more cowbell"--------Bruce Dickinson

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reedwood

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#2 posted 1265 days ago

This is different.
You could take this idea a long way with other designs.

The leaves hanging straight down…are those grapes? or just a design that you prefer?

I ask because I was trying to imagine how you could individually work them into the tree limbs as leaves.
maybe at different layers to continue with the feel of depth.
But then, that might make it rather ordinary. Not sure. But I like it.

You could have autumn colors, a magnolia tree, or snow tipped twigs…... I think you have something here.
What to make?.......Hmmmm.

thanks,

-- mark

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EPJartisan

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#3 posted 1265 days ago

Thanks, I can tell it is something I can run with into many projects. I got similar suggestions about putting leaves in the tree branches and at different depths… all part of the process of design. :) Funny thing is the leaves are indeed the hardest and time consuming part. hmmmm snow tipped twigs? that is a new concept and intrigues me… thank you! I am working on a lamp where the lamp is the tree branches and the shade is a canopy of individual or compound leaves…. I even have a drawing of a weeping willow tree, attaching the leaves to a chain to hang on the edges…. so many ideas such little time, lol.

-- " '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."

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Marc5

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#4 posted 1265 days ago

I really like it. Very nice

-- Marc

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reedwood

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#5 posted 1265 days ago

I would love to see that lamp when your done.

We have several stained glass arts and craft style, Tiffany lamps in our house.
Your idea sounds like it might have the same look.

I’ve seen your shop before but I don’t know where. It would be fun to be your shadow for a day.
The dragon wand was really cool. Your very talented.

-- mark

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Roger

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#6 posted 1264 days ago

very spiffy!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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