|Project by Porchfish||posted 06-27-2011 05:47 PM||1706 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
OK , this 1st picture shows three pieces of an installation titled “Forest Turned” it was 1st shown in a gallery in Quincy Florida as a standing piece and had a total of 5 pcs like the three here mounted in a floor strewn with leaves. and arranged so the viewer could walk around and through it. Because it was so heavy and not very portable I changed it to a “hanging” forest and the three pieces shown here were hung from a 12’ high ceiling in the Havana Art Center Gallery , owned and operated by good friend, and fellow Vet, Lee Mainella who chose to leave this world several years ago, and is sorely missed by everyone whose life he touched.
Now the questions I pose for you are #1 Have you any idea of the type of wood used in the pieces ? I hope someone does because I haven’t the slightest idea ! I found an eight foot log jutting out from a pile of logs being readied for a bon-fire at a blue-grass music festival near Quincy florida. I saw the black heart and gold sap wood in a strange log with heavy chunky black pine-like bark. I had to salvage it and talked the festival creator into helping me load it into my van. The old timer at the band saw mill could not identify it and had “narry a clue” as he put it. I will say that on being cut it had a very strong sweet smell that reminded all of us at the mill of sweet fermenting Pineapple ! He traded his cutting fee for some of the lumber.
The finished pieces are 12”x 36”x4” deep at the center, 12”x38”x4”deep at the center, and 11” x 42”x3 1/2deep in the center .
#2 keeping in mind that they were not created in pieces and assembled, how were they completed ? One of the pictures above will tell you with what, but how is the question and of course no sorcery was involved (some craziness , maybe).
-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !