|Project by Darrell Peart||posted 08-31-2012 04:46 PM||3739 views||18 times favorited||13 comments|
This is another in my series of rafter tail tables – I have been having fun with different geometric shapes. I still have a couple of un-built designs on the drawing board (computer) – like a three sided one I am eager to get to.
Part of what I like here is the contrast between the predictable/structured base and the somewhat chaotic /unpredictable glass.
One thing I have been trying to do with the Rafter tail series is bring A&C/G&G designs into the present day. I feel the fused glass serves to bridge the old with the new – it is very much in the spirit of the Arts and Crafts Movement, while at the same time being very contemporary –it speaks loudly of being handmade and celebrates the work of modern day glass artists. I think bringing together seemingly unrelated/opposing elements in one unified design expands the style and keeps it alive.
I have also thought of some light colored figured wood – like a spalted maple slab for the top. This would do many of the same things as the fused glass – contrast with the base, and merge with the present— figured slab tops are more of a contemporary thing but are rather chaotic/unstructured as well.
-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop