New Work: Thunderhead
21 January 2009 2 Comments
I finished a small wood sculpture I’ve been working on for a number of months today. A friend wants to buy it as a gift, or it would probably still be sitting in the garage studio collecting dust. I had been toying with ways to apply it to a sort of base for some time, not liking any of the ideas I’d come up with so far.
It’s crafted from a salvaged board, a very crooked board, of unknown variety. My best guess is that it’s sycamore, although it really seems too heavy for that. Can you say a lot, a lot of sanding.
I really like the little guy (about seven inches tall), although when I applied a beeswax finish a couple of the laminated joints showed up more than I wanted. The form and finish are beautiful nonetheless, and I sense that similarly abstracted storms will be forthcoming both in wood and clay.