Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Ike, One year later

September 13, 2008, a massive 55" diameter oak went through my rental property next door.  It was one of the largest trees in the neighborhood and completely covered the house, draping over all sides of it. 
The limbs from the tree were stacked 5 feet x 5 feet x 200 feet long.  Here is Garland and Lily a couple weeks after the storm.
I saved the base of the tree and carved a throne with a chainsaw, fine tuned it with a grinder and smoothed with a sander.  It is finished  with a gallon of watco and hand-rubbed tung oil. 
Ike's Throne, a meditation on the power of the storm and the energy captured within the tree.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Walk in the Garden (Part 3)

Plumeria  Frangipani
Desert Rose
Bleeding Heart Vine, Clerodendrum Thomsoniae
Pride of India,  glorious peonies
Dragonfruit blossom, Hylocereus undatus
Dragonfruit blossom, Hylocereus undatus
Dragonfruit blossom, Hylocereus undatus
Dragonfruit blossom, Hylocereus undatus

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Monday, June 1, 2009

Strata Tiles: Waterway Project in The Woodlands

This project, Strata, is to be installed in fall 2009. These are handmade tiles that will be incorporated into a larger mosaic of mixed stone, clay and glass.
Cast glass to represent a lizard trapped in amber
Detail of amber
Fake fossils created in clay, fired and glazed