|Project by chidwickschool||posted 01-23-2012 08:58 AM||1923 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
Here is an art piece that I was inspire to create out of a piece of maple burl. I was actually in the middle of another project (a paying gig, no less!) when I felt the urge to drop everything and begin working on this abstraction of my mind. I had no plan, no drawing, no clue what I was actually making. But a funny thing happened to me on my way to insanity, I actually felt a sense of energy, a surge that led me to believe that as long as I am dedicated to the process, the result will take care of itself. I relaxed, but found myself in a frenzy of creativity, and was surrounded by the persistent presence of potential. “What if I did this?” “How could I balance that? “Can I go this thin?” “I wonder if I’ll be able to sand that?” When I was finished, I felt like I had gone somewhere. I had let go of the technical side of woodworking, set aside my tape measure, guides and fences and embraced a part of of the creative woodworking process that many, including myself, often fear—our self-expression.
-- Andy Chidwick, Chidwickschool.com