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JUST A THOUGHT: part of my solo exhibit titled 'Remnants'

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Project by NicoJose posted 259 days ago 683 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“Just a thought”, 2” x 26” x 39”, wood on wood (with canvas background)

The title of my last solo exhibit was ‘Remnants’ or Painting in wood. All the pieces I made where from the remnant pieces of the furnitures I made. The funny things is that the furniture pieces I make are made from reclaimed old wood/ remnants of old house, bridges, etc. I never throw away anything. For the last 3yrs… while I make pieces or when I have commission work, I take the time to save the remnant pieces by piling them up or classifying them by species and color. I have a room full of bins that I consider as my color palette.

This particular piece is made of two types of wood old only. Its Light Molave on Darker Tiger Molave on Mangkono. The frame is Molave also.

Its hard to explain but here’s a summary of my procedure:
I painted the images first, scanned it in the computer, photoshop it, printed them repeatedly depending on the layer, cut out each paper layer manually, replicated it layer in plywood as a prototype, replicated the layers in small pieces based on my wood color palette, glued everything one on top of the other… Its no simple job (and I never used a scroll saw because it cannot cut my type of wood; only a bandsaw). I have a master copy for each of the pieces in case I want to replicated them.

I’ve been thinking about this form of art for the last 2yrs. And this is the initial result.

Here’s a few links about the exhibit:
http://manilatimes.net/the-remnants-of-artist-niccolo-jose/39419/
http://www.recyclebinofamiddlechild.com/2013/09/niccolo-jose-from-wonderland-to-remnants.html?m=1
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WtoUGTlPO4s&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DWtoUGTlPO4s

-- Nico Jose; Designer/Maker &Artist www.s10-10.com





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 259 days ago

Well done, looks good…. Nice details

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#2 posted 259 days ago

Looks great.

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#3 posted 259 days ago

VERY NICE WORK.

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#4 posted 259 days ago

Outstanding—true artistry!

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shipwright

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#5 posted 259 days ago

I looked at the links.
You are a very gifted artist and a pretty darn good woodworker as well.
Thanks for sharing this with us.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#6 posted 259 days ago

Very expressive, great work!

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#7 posted 259 days ago

Wonderful work of art Nico.

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#8 posted 258 days ago

Wow Nico, this is truly wood artistry. Really magnificent work

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#9 posted 258 days ago

Wow! I love it.

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#10 posted 253 days ago

Stunning works of art! They look amazing and the wood combo is gorgeous. Outstanding work!

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#11 posted 253 days ago

I think this really looks great. It’s definitely and eye catcher.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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