|Project by EPJartisan||posted 09-26-2013 01:05 PM||994 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
Got a gig to make a Wall hanging / sconce piece of art work for the interview room of a Human Resources department. They wanted to play off the “HR” and designed a room for “H”ome on the “R”ange and they wanted a horse on a wall sconce. It was a tiny and very dark room, so I was challenged to learn all about LED wiring and optimizing lumins. I had two weeks to research, design, and build this… keeping in mind that this client loves stories.
72” x 24” made from a shipping crate and a shipping pallet of SPF I found in the trash next to my studio. I rough cut into strips and them carbonized them… (I set them on fire, wire brushed off the burned wood) the resin and late season growth rings all darkened to a beautiful dark brown.. which as most of you may know that conifers when stained leave the late rings light and the early wood gets dark.. this gave me the exact opposite effect and also broke down the wood fibers for a great weathered wood texture. I found the horse scroll designs… but I did the gate, barn, and mountains freehand.. and in honesty I think the two styles don’t match.
I found super-bright LED strips, and decided to use a warm white above and cold white below to get a sunrise effect…. but my mistake was hot spots in the scroll work when the light is fully on… it is on a dimmer switch.
The theme was the the HR department wrangles in the wild horses into the company barn… but I wanted to imply that this is a fun place to work by implying western saloon door. Thanks for looking.
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