|Project by NicoJose||posted 10-17-2011 05:54 PM||2559 views||12 times favorited||6 comments|
Wooden Abstract Wall Art 2 & Wooden Abstract Wall Art 3
8” x 13.5” plus the frame with matting—16” x 20”
Made of rare repurposed old wood with some sawdust
Man hours: 17hours making both simultaneously not including thinking and scratching my head
These are cleaner versions from my original WAWA1. I was able to convince a restaurant to display these two by giving the restaurant 30% of the profit if it gets sold… Someone bought both the next day and I spent all my 70% of the money treating people in the same restaurant.
I am planning to incorporate my WAWAs to my furniture soon.
TIPS FOR DESIGNING
One of the woodworking masters I admire is Wendell Castle. He has his 10 adopted rules, which I followed for awhile. I came up with my own rules / guidelines in the last few months which has been helpful for me so I thought I share it. I use it to judge a good/bad abstract painting and I also use it in designing original furniture pieces. It should be easy to remember “PERBUSH”
P roption – Does it echo certain shapes in different sizes? (e.g. small square and big square)
E mphasis – Where does your eye begin when you first look at the piece? (e.g. red dot)
R hythm – Are there pathways that lead the eyes of the viewer around? (e.g. lines or neutral colors)
B alance – Did you think about the left side as much as you did about the right side or top and bottom?
U nity – How much variety of shapes & colors are their in the piece that it doesn’t look too much?
S cale – Is it the right size and where do you think of placing/displaying it?
H armony – Are you happy with the overall piece?
What’s interesting with abstract art is that one person can already judge a good abstract art from from a bad one in about 3 second. In those 3 seconds, you were able to think about “PERBUSH” and rate each 1 to 10. Rating depends on a person’s taste so ask other people’s opinion too about “PERBUSH”. Again these are just my tips, you don’t need to use it all the time.
Try “PERBUSH” on my WAWA2 & WAWA3… you might find that you might favor one over the other.
Wendell Castle’s 10 adopted rules of thumb
-- Nico Jose; Designer/Maker &Artist www.s10-10.com