My show is opening in Astoria this Saturday @ Riversea Gallery. Here's a peek into how some of my Art pieces evolved.
I L-O-V-E going to Astoria, a town with lots of history.It inspired me to tell a story, of the people I imagined lived there. I used and carved vintage wood items, some from the area!
|I bought large pieces of salvaged Doug Fir|
|I cut the shapes with a band-saw, then clamp the layers to built up the thickness.|
I shaped with a mini chain saw & finished with knives. Tried to find the shape for my vision, "Tattoo Sailor Arm"
The fist says "TRUE" if there was a right fist, it would say "STAY" for Stay True
I hand painted some vintage Sailor Jerry tats and the rest I just made up. A giant fish hook completes the piece. I had a metal stand welded to hold up this very heavy piece, (it measures 24w x 27h x 5d)
|L-R Mr. Brain Coral, Town Girl, Mr.Ladderhead|
|Glass eyes are set.|
Town Girl, I carved her head, then cut and shaped old wood buildings. She measures 21h"
|"Fishgirl" 16w x 14h|
|Auditioning pieces for the clock case|
|She's ready for her close up 14h"|
"Harpie Case" started out as a block of wood
|A old found photo.......|
|Becomes a painting ("Hey Sailor Boy" 20 x 20), see the evolution HERE |
|Both of these paintings are on old wood panels I built. ("Sweet Painted Lady" 22 x 28 )|
The old wood shovels were cut to become fish tails, the whale measures 46", the Gars 53" & 58". Old growth wood, baseball bats, antique fan blades,animal teeth & glass eyes. There was a lot angst getting these piece to seem finished. Carving a solid piece of wood would been easier, but I wanted those tails, so lots of figuring & editing ensued.
|This little piece includes a broken stool, carriage wheel, a carved fish float, carved wood horse head with glass eyes and carved wood Sailor hat. ("A Sailing We Will Go" 19 x 16 )|
|The bust was carved, glass eyes set & more auditioning...|
|This old Clock case had many,many changes|
|I carved some wings out of wood to adorn the case|
|"Salvage star" 30 x 30|