|Project by Arthouse||posted 10-30-2013 01:44 PM||1335 views||5 times favorited||13 comments|
I ‘ve just entered this concept called ” Tree of Life Series” ” Reaching for the light” using a hollow live oak quilted log for the base and Mitsumato trees into the Texas furniture makers show. I started by finding the right log in the Texas Hill country on my roving horseback scouting journeys through thousands of acres of private land. Searching for old trees. I found this log and cut a section of the log that had an old branch rotted out making it hollow. I then cut the left side off to make this round circular feministic piece to hold the trees for a 36’’ round 3/8 ’’ thick glass top table. I ground the log down with many grinder tools then sanded to only 120 grit. I finished with conversion varnish and started setting my trees in indentations of the log similar to mushrooms reaching for the light. I delivered to the show into this exspansive hall and watched as woodworkers dropped there donunts to catch a glimpse of the contrasting colors and white trees. Thru pride or competive spirit no one patted me on the back or said that is a winner but knowing full well my out of the box visions I create take people back to process for awhile . I ll save my comments and closure untill the awards ceremony . It’s just another piece I feel that I am doing better than I deserve . All this and Heaven too.
-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart