An interesting aspect of having an artistic bent is that you see art in unlikely places and things. The projects below show the results.
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Made to Play
Using magnets, this interactive art piece (2’ x 1’) provides a play area for viewers to move the pieces around or take extra pieces from the play box and create their own art. James constructed the backboard and play box.
The theme of the art exhibit at the Malaspina Public Art Gallery in Powell River, “Detour”, provided the opportunity to experiment with alder branches, which I had read could be steamed and twisted like spaghetti. The result is this mixed media decorative art that combines alder branches, yarn, photo art and a flashlight set in the log crosspiece. A special thanks to my brother, David Essex, for his help and suggestions.
This hope chest was a labour of love for one of our granddaughter’s 16th birthday. James did all the woodworking to construct the box and I did the design for the lid. The centre piece, which is filled with resin, is intended to replicate the photo of a tidal pool taken by said granddaughter on a photo trip to Lund, BC. The starfish is carved from wood and painted in acrylic.
Wood found on the beaches and around the lakes of Powell River that has been cleaned up, sanded and finished to enhance the beauty nature provided.