Order and wonder

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Project by deon posted 09-23-2012 08:58 PM 1372 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The order is in the hexagonal occasional table built according to the protocol of the other small table previously posted, (offspring of “hexagon” in this case).
The “wonder” is in a part what is left of an old apple tree that stood in the olive grove behind our house. When we had put in the olives we did not have the heart to take out the old apple even if it showed signs of suffering even then, twenty years ago. With the intense cold of the last winter it had given up the ghost and we pushed it over with a tractor a while ago. When I cut it up to lug it away “lo and behold” it was all hollow inside. What was not hollow (taken away by ants and woodpecker) was mushy fibre left by fungus – relatively easy to remove. I was amazed to see that some of the wood that was left to keep the tree alive was less than one cm thick.
My first thought was of an old project by Wipond where he had used a piece of elm to make a kind of vase for flowers that seemed lovely to me. (I thank all lumberjocks for sharing). I am now transforming the whole tree to do the autumn window-dressing for my wife’s shop in town. The “natural hollow forms” do not photograph very well but I think that the idea gets across.
The fourth photo is of “wonder” when “wonder” in the third photo was “wonder” as I found it (still “full”). The last is another piece with some green stuck into it.

-- Dreaming patterns

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#1 posted 09-23-2012 09:07 PM

Deon, you’ve done very nicely with these. It grew as long as it could and now it lives on. Great top and base too and fine photography.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#2 posted 09-23-2012 11:07 PM

Nice work. Finding these hollow trees is like inding lost treasure. You did the apple tree good!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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