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.

wheelbarrow table

this piece features salvaged pine 2x4's (the old kind that actually are 2 in. by 4 in.), pine posts, and some tongue and groove ceiling material all from a dismantled 108-yr-old home in historic downtown Eufaula, Alabama. 5 feet long, 32 inches wide, 20 inches tall.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

animals with eyeglasses

part of a 20-piece series completed in February.
top/ camel with eyeglasses
second/ Djibouti Joe with eyeglasses
third/ an owl wearing glasses with windshield wipers in the snow and rain
fourth/ thing at the bottom of the sea with glasses on
fifth/ another camel with eyeglasses on

pets, neighbors, animals, upside down rocking chairs

top/ a cat's paw- not the cat's paw in a carpenter's belt, but the actual animal appendage
second/ the mailbox on highway 92 in Countyline that is covered with trumpet vines and cacti. I always wonder what the mail carrier thinks about that mailbox.
third/ an upside down rocking chair. I wouldn't advise anyone to sit in this thing.
fourth/ Abe the dog enjoying a turkey leg.
fifth/ my cat Sally used to sit on my shoulder. I tried to emulate the up-close sight of looking at a cat on one's shoulder.

ukrainian loveseat

It can serve as a bench. It can serve as a chair- or two. It can serve as a set of wheels to race upon.
This piece was constructed from tongue-and-groove ceiling boards and posts from a demolished house in historic Eufaula, Alabama. The sides of the back rest are made from salvaged hickory and poplar. Put some 3 inch casters on the bottom and, viola, a Ukrainian loveseat.

a visual equivalent of misspelling

When wrods ar mispeled somtims they just dont look rigt.

.shop muses.

This shop is never void of weird ideas. Sometimes I find myself thinking about some far-off distracting thing and I have no idea where it came from. So I reduced the occurrences to be a result of unknowingly seeing random sights around the shop- Kinda like in the '80s when Coke displayed subliminal messages of mouth-watering fountain drinks during the previews at the theatres. Except I haven't been seeing mouthwatering Co-colas around the shop, I have been seeing these non-watering things-- plus a whole bunch more.

bike series

Bikes. They have two wheels. They have been around longer than cars. They can go slow or (relatively) fast. In my opinion, and based on my experiences, they allow for more contemplation and imagination than other means of wheeled transportation.