|Project by Div||posted 04-05-2011 09:09 PM||3877 views||24 times favorited||27 comments|
Some of you might know that I have recently been working like a slave to build pieces for an upcoming exhibition called “Out of the wood”. I was fortunate enough to be asked to enter. I submitted 15 pieces to the gallery and only 2 works were rejected by the curators, so I am happy.
“Remains” is another one that didn’t make it. It is a coffee table in various woods and glass. . My continuing search for ways in which to utilize “waste” wood resulted in this unusual table. I just can’t get myself to burn the overflowing boxes of off cuts! No boards were harmed in the making of this table, so I like to think that it is an eco friendly design. The woods in there: Oak, African mahogany, Yellowwood, White Pear, Forest Elder, Cape Beech and even some Maple.
In retrospect I feel that the four legs are too heavy. I should have given it more “leg” before starting the progressive stepping. What is your opinion? Don’t think that you will hurt my feelings; this piece has already been before the most critical of viewers!
Criticism can break you, or make you! It depends on how you view it. Various opinions and critique presents opportunity to learn and grow. I think the secret is not to take criticism personally, to understand that it is merely opinion. Considering different opinions with an open mind and within context is a fantastic learning tool. So….fire away, I’m ready to learn! :^)
-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."