|Project by Arthouse||posted 08-31-2012 12:04 PM||1345 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
Ever so often my creativity twist like a burl in a tree reinventing the wheel of new idea’s based on things I see and feel. “Growth rings of emotion came from a visit to Santa Fe galleries. In this case metallic finishes from “Steam punk” sculpture an industrial sculpture was the journey . I took two old pillow blocks and turned a 30’’ disk with a turned center hub for the pillow blocks to hold the piece. I then attatched the disk and hub together with old quilted walnut cambian layer of the tree. Dead walnut trees rot from the inside out leaving only the outside layer . This is what I used but was quilted. I then made a pillow block stand so the sculpture would rotate. I then used a new finish I invented using metal and copper flakes polychromed . I put reactive acid on the finish for the warm colors. The base has the same finish but was painted then ground smooth and acid wash to achieve a warm black look. I bounced the idea’s off several creative wise men and they said I was going to be a painter now.
Strange how idea’s shift the mindset to other techniques. All this and Heaven too.
-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart