Yesterday, as my wife was sick in bed (we think she eat something bad), I decided to shuck the work on the dresser that I needed to get done to work on some art. The rainy season is coming and I really should have worked on the furniture, since I need to get it finished before my work area becomes flooded. Not to mention that the wood is expensive, and if it gets too much moisture I will not be able to use it for the furniture. None the less, I worked on my sculptures. I hope my efforts weren't a waste.
Smoke is one of the first sculptures that I worked on when we came to Chile. I made it out of a piece of scrap pine board. For this reason, the sculpture is a little warped. I just completed this piece yesterday after about a 4 month delay of laziness. Yesterday I was quite busy - I finished sanding, staining, and clear coating the sculpture. I also fastened the base to the sculpture.
The Stats: Pine wood
- 6" tall
- 3" wide
- 1" thick top sculpture and 4" deep base
Temporal Shift is a sculpture made from a pine board. One side has been textured with multiple angular cut lines on one side. I have added multiple dimension to the sculpture by shaping the edges at different angles. The sculpture was finely sanded to smooth all dimensions and texture of the material. Once all finishing had been completed, I applied 3 heavy coats of stain. Due to the fact that this piece was dropped and damaged minutes after all finishing had been completed, it is not clear coated. I still get aggravated when I remember the sculpture falling out of my hands and landing solidly, then bouncing off the concrete. ARRRRGH!
The Stats: Stained Pine Wood
- 5" tall
- 4" wide
- 1" deep
This wall sculpture is made of furniture grade 3/4" plywood, with a back panel made of 1/2" thick plywood that has been stained (I am obsessed with plywood), the bottom and top veneers being layers of eucalyptus wood. The edges of this wall sculpture have been sanded and shaped to create a unique texture to the this piece. The sculptured piece of wood, while not finished at this point, will be finished with clear coat to accentuate the natural beauty of the wood. The back panel will be stained as shown in the photo, but without clear coat. This will create a complement between the natural wood with the sleek finish against the stained flat finish back panel.
Note: There will be other designs to the side on the back panel.
Stats: 3/4" & 1/2" furniture grade plywood
- 20" tall
- 14" wide
- 1-1/4" thick
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