I have spent the last few weeks working on a piece for the upcoming Marine themed juried show in Wiscasset at The Maine Art Gallery. I knew I had a piece of wood tucked away in my studio that would lend itself to the task. It was a wedge shaped piece that had a very distinctive grain that presented as an undulating wave-like pattern.
to effectively spray and cover both the oarlocks and the heavy nylon string that I had attached
as the bowline of the boat.
spools that were the perfect size, color and patina. I also found that I had an old maple shelf with the almost identical color and patina, and I was able to cut it down to an appropriate size for the base. The combination of attaching the spools to the bottom of the wooden wedge and then to the resized maple shelf effectively gave the piece the desired height... completing the sculpture through a process of reassembly and resurrection of rescued materials.