OK; so it’s been 6 months since my last entry. I’ve been busy. Below are images and descriptions of a couple of recently completed projects. Clicking on an image should take you to my gallery, where there are additional pictures of each project.
This photo shows a portion of a table I made for a client’s hallway. I wanted to make the table look as though the supporting “branches” were squeezing the frame supporting the top. The overall size of this piece is 78″ x 20″ x 32″high. My client also asked that I include a representation of a small bird, sitting on a crossbar (click to see); I found this to be the most challenging part of this work.
Gate, for a residence in Montclair
Completed in August, 2008
Rather than having the scrolls simply lay on top of a framework of bars, I have the vertical bars weaving through the scrolls, as in a basketweave. The scroll ends are tapered and wrap around the gate framework.
Completed October, 2008
Continuing the theme of the gate, I used similar wrap-around elements in this work. The posts are forged from 1 1/2″ solid square bar, with a diamond motif at the top echoing the muntin bars in my client’s home. The handrails wrap around the posts at top and bottom. My aim was to keep this work as organic as possible. It has an antique copper finish, to match existing lighting fixtures.