|Project by TedM||posted 04-14-2012 12:29 AM||1886 views||5 times favorited||13 comments|
Here’s a piece that I recently finished that I call ‘All Pent Up’. I don’t usually name my pieces but because it was heavily decorated with pentagrams and star shapes I thought that in this case it was appropriate.
The piece is made from locally harvested Black Cherry and it has been heavily burned and carved. It is painted with milk paint and finished with beeswax. It is approximately 7″(18cm) in diameter and 3″ (8cm) tall with the lid on. The moon disc is a found piece made of bone.
The real challenge was to turn the lid so that it would fit flat against the base. Because of the star shape the lid had to follow the curve of the base exactly or there would be a noticeable gap between the lid and base. Likewise, the lid ring had to fit into the cavity correctly. Turning this was one of those moments where it was obvious that God was guiding my hands – it was achieved on the first attempt!
Although I had a vision of this piece painted you can imagine my dilemma at the point above where just a finish coat or perhaps a bit of stain would have made an equally appealing piece.
This was certainly a fun project and a challenging one. It brought together a lot of different aspects of art and craft that I been working on lately. I look forward to doing more pieces along this line.
Thanks for looking. Comments always appreciated!
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