Posts Tagged ‘Design

08
Jan
08

Waverly – DWR Champagne Chair Contest™ entry

I entered a contest called The annual DWR Champagne Chair Contest™.  I had a few hours to complete the piece because my son Caden, came down with a 104.8 fever that put us back in the hospital on Sunday.  I had done my design over a year before, but never started making the chair.  So instead of having some time on Sunday and Monday to work on the chair I was in the hospital.  Thankfully my son is doing much better!  I took a few tools with me to the hospital and got a very rough shape worked out there.  Shannon came to switch places with me at the hospital, I came back to work on some items and then worked on finishing the chair.  I was finishing gluing the chair (I am not a glue fan, I would have rather TIG welded it) I realized that I didn’t have a way to take a picture in time, so I emailed them what I had (not much).  I sent them the final photo today and offer it to you for your viewing pleasure.  Please note that as all of my images, designs, sculptures etc., are Copyrighted.  Written permission is required for any duplication.

“Waverly” Champagne Cork, Gold Plated Metal Champagne Top Hallowared, Gold Plated Champagne Wires, Glue
Waverly 
Copyright 2008 Darin M. White

09
Nov
07

Wooden Form Carved Sculpture – More Images

I finally had some time to take some additional pictures of this wooden form sculpture that was commissioned by friends clothing designer Philip Sawyer and his wife Anh Vu Sawyer who is the author of Song of Saigon.  This piece was a labor of love and learning.  It started out as a silver maple tree in the back of my parents yard.  When they had it cut down, I requested a few of the cross cut pieces of the stump.  I had in mind a specific sculpture that I wanted to use it for that has tusk shapes emerging from this half round form.  A couple of years later I started carving on this piece only to find that it was too small proportionally to the tusk shapes and so I set it to the side.  Philip and Anh stopped by to visit on their way back to Colorado and Shannon showed them this partially carved piece, having a flat top.  Both Anh and Philip were drawn to the piece, and Anh was ready to walk out the door with it.  Philip thought that it would be nice to have it carved out into some type of bowl type shape.  Anh consented to leave it with me and this is what I came up with after some thought and laboring.  I wanted to work with the natural large crack that had occurred during drying, and I enjoyed the process of designing these organic shapes that followed the grain sometimes, the crack and the way that I felt made the shape flow.  I had the pleasure of purchasing two new Swiss Made carving tools to use on this piece.  I love tools!  The piece was produced with mainly chisels, however I did get the rough outer texture of the form with a rough angle grinder attachment and the smooth finish on the top surface with a random orbital sander. 

Wooden Form View 2

Wooden Form View 3

Wooden Form View 5

Wooden Form View 4

Wooden Form View 6

Wooden Form View 7

Wooden Form View 1

Other work of mine is viewable at www.darinwhite.com.




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