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Art, really

These photos are from the 20th annual Smyrna Opera House art show.  I don’t usually do art stuff, but I’ve had some ideas and raw materials for a couple of years now and I thought I’d give it a go.

The first three photos are of Table; top, front, and left side views.  The top is a piece of white oak, probably cut from one of the *buttress* projections at the base of the tree, with a satin lacquer finish.  It is irregular in thickness but has a wonderfully figured grain structure.  The *legs* of the table are a branch from a magnolia tree. The surface coloring of the branch just didn’t work well with the top so it has been coated with a blending of moss green and mustard latex paint.  The bottoms have 1/8 inch thick leather pads.  It stands 23 inches tall, 27 inches wide, and 18 inches deep.  As it did not sell at the art show, it is available for $225.00.top


















The next photos are the top, front, and left side of Milking stool.  The scooped top is a slab of timber cut from an elm tree trunk.  The base is from an apple tree.  It stands (or sits) 16 inches tall, 13 inches wide, and 11 inches deep.  Although perhaps a little too tall for actually milking, it is quite sturdy and comfortable.  The wood is coated with satin lacquer and the ends of the legs have 1/8 inch leather pads.  It is available for $115.00.


















Next is Compote 2, made form a single piece of spalted maple.  The three parts were turned on a spring pole lathe.  Although I generally use freshly cut wood, for art’s sake, I made this from a piece that was somewhat dry and cured.  The variation in coloring is due to the difference in the orientation of the grain.  The grain of the bowl and base are horizontal to the surface it is sitting on; the stem is perpendicular.  The diameter of the bowl is 9 inches and it stands about 6 1/2 inches tall.  This piece is no longer available.
















Finally, Blackstone Wallace Nutter.  This is a cut off from a length of black walnut lumber used in a project several years ago.  Unfortunately, the top 2 or 3 inches are not in the photo.  Wallace is 6 inches wide at the bottom, 32 inches high, and ready to be hung with picture hanging cable attached.  He sells for $85.00.










Other bits of information as to the origins of these pieces is available.  When they are purchased I will update this entry.  Thanks for looking.


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