Handmade

Fall Semester 2012

Studio Coordinator Gerard Damiani
Studio Professors Freddie Croce and Julie Kachniasz

This project is one of three wood shop assignments set to teach craft and explore formal expression in wood. Given one piece of wood and the directive to use its integral properties as inspiration for design, I focused upon the rhythmically flowing grain patterns of the wood to make my initial cuts, and then rejoined the three resultant pieces in a new, self-supporting form. Using a chisel to emphasize the connections and transitions between each discrete piece, I produced a landscape textured with the distinctive strokes of the tool and used various sanders to smooth the other edges, producing strong contrasts of color ad surface between each region.

Piece designed following the curves of wood grain on a single piece of wood, cut using a bandsaw and chisels.

Piece designed following the curves of wood grain on a single piece of wood, cut using a bandsaw and chisels.

Piece designed following the curves of wood grain on a single piece of wood, cut using a bandsaw and chisels.

Piece designed following the curves of wood grain on a single piece of wood, cut using a bandsaw and chisels.

The unique texture produced by a mallet and chisel.

Street View, Night