Art with Extra Personality
Because we're no longer going to art events (where patrons can see the artwork up close), it seems that we'll have to list the extra interesting pieces here.
-- Ambedo | Small Dark Area (15.5 x 7.75") -- This 12 Layer Ambedo finished up with some great coloring. However there is a tiny dark area (see close up photo) that doesn't match the normal photos for Ambedo. Somebody would have gobbled her up at a show, but alas, no shows...
-- Spadille with Mini Knot (15.5x5.5") --This Spadille finished up great and features wood with really great color and character. I enjoy small features only wood can provide and the mini-knot is no exception. However, not wanting to surprise someone who isn't so open minded, I am listing this Spadille here. Enjoy!
-- Grain Under Sun (15.5x5.5") -- The wood used for this particular "Grain Under Sun" has some really wonderful grain patterns. While I consider this piece as one that has finished up great, I do not want to surprise someone that was expecting a simpler grain pattern. Because of this, I'm listing her here. Lucky you! Obviously this is the only one.
Every piece is made in my little shop here in Southern NJ. Each piece is constructed from various plywoods, which means that each one turns out slightly different depending on the grain and how the wood accepts the stain. Most commonly Mahogany, Red Oak, and White Birch. The different layers are sometimes stained different colors in order to bring out the design's depth. It also adds more aesthetic texture to an already lively appearance. Note, the appearance will change throughout the day depending on the light.