11.04.2013

In Process: Painted Blocks

Ever since I painted that ax handle for Oliver, I've been wanting to make stuff -like objects. After shying away from wood for a looong time, I've been chopping up stuff and painting it in an almost obsessive manner. I'm making a tabletop brancusi block tower out of painted, salvaged wood. This has been highly satisfying

As some of you may know, before I had children I was a furniture maker. By the time I finished my MFA in furniture design (at RISD), I had sworn off wood as a fun medium. I couldn't stand how long it took to bring an idea into fruition with wood. So this is sort of a strange full circle for me, this working with salvaged wood business. Not sure where this will lead, if anywhere but I sure am having fun for now.

2 comments:

Laetitia said...

Talking about wood ..do you know a place to get free scraps wood ? like pallets ?
Thanks !
L-

Mary Jo said...

I love the idea of this sculpture you're building! Love Brancusi and wish I had your wood expertise!

Mary Jo
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