|Project by NicoJose||posted 10-23-2013 07:33 AM||831 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
“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:
-- Nico Jose; Designer/Maker &Artist www.s10-10.com