Monday, August 9, 2010

Through the Wood and Around the Block- Wiregrass Museum of Art

In addition to the Biennial show (post below), I am currently part of a show at the Wiregrass Museum of Art called "Through the Wood and Around the Block." This exhibit features southern woodworkers from Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and Florida.

I am very honored to have been chosen for this exhibit due to the caliber of work and professionalism of the other artists. There are some great examples of woodwork in this show. Thanks to the Wiregrass Museum of Art!

Wiregrass Art Musuem's Biennial 2010

Last month, the Wiregrass Museum of Art reintroduced their biennial show. The opening was awesome, and the art was even better. Artists from Georgia, Florida, Mississippi and Alabama were featured.
I pulled this photo from the WMA's facebook page, but soon hope to get a few larger shots. The piece I entered is in the center of the above photo. It is a laminate of white pine, sweetgum, spalted poplar, and walnut. I think it is about 24" by 24".
There is a fantastic array of art in the show, so if you find yourself in Dothan, AL in the next month or so, go check it out!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

tractor tread bench/table

Yes, you can sit on this. No, the legs won't cave in-- unless you are 500 lbs or so. This table is constructed of cypress, brazilian cherry, spalted poplar, regular poplar, and salvaged heart pine for the legs.

The green chunks down the center are slices from a spalted poplar post retrieved from a lumber yard in Troy, AL. Each piece has a tiny bit missing on one side, so I flip flopped that recessed side. What resulted looked to me like the track for a tractor tire left in the dirt.

44" long, 20" tall, 20" wide.

Gradient bench

After making a desk to fit in a corner as part of another project, I found myself with a lot of rhombus and trapezoid shaped drops. So, I decided to try to maximize what I could do with those odd shapes, and decided to make a color wave out of them.

This table is constructed of walnut, birch, white oak, and maple, with salvaged heart pine legs. 18" tall, 66" long, 37.5" wide.

five woods bench

As the name implies, this bench features five different species of wood. Heart pine, maple, walnut, birch, and cedar, from right to left. The legs are constructed from salvaged 2x12 heart pine chunks which are offset at 22.5 degrees.
The piece of art sitting on the bench is made from cut up license plates and recycled wood scraps. I met a very nice family at Rosemary Beach, FL, that makes these pieces. Don't remember the company name, but I really liked their work.

recycled hall tree

This piece utilizes a leftover glue-up of poplar, a leftover shop chair, some drop cuts after sawing up an old door, some rafter perlins from a dismantled house, some 2x4's, a leftover experimental door pull, and a found towel rack on the back for haning items.

the back rest is off-set to the seated person's right to keep things interesting.

70"tall, 30" wide

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Vintage lumber salvaged from a dismantled historic home in Eufaula, Alabama provided the materials for the coffee table above. A vintage car hood makes for a good outdoor bench.