Wood Turned Art
Dorothy and I were in today’s edition of the Columbus Dispatch. Dorothy, Adam Bradley and I will be collaborating on a piece for the opening of the McConnell Art Center in September.
Lightning damaged this large cottonwood located near the bike path. Dorothy plans to incorporate the patterns left by the lightning strike in the new art. You can see the video here.
See my latest drum-making video on YouTube here.
You’ll see a 200-pound walnut log be transformed into a 20-pound djembe shell.
Recent djembe shell turnings. Waiting for rings, heads and stringing.
From Spurs to Supersonic, an article on my father’s career, appears in this month’s issue of Atlantic Flyer. It was written by my best friend, pilot Eddie Ruhl.
Watch Blair turn a bowl in these YouTube movies from ArtinRes.com
This six-foot stump is all that remains of the Bradford Pear tree at the corner of our house. Battered by a storm and with its roots lifting the driveway cement, it had to go. First Dorothy Barnes came and harvested various pieces for her work. I moved the limbs to the basement and have already turned some small pieces which have a velvety feel and nice markings.
Cynthia and I are quibbling over the disposition of the stump. She sees it cut to the ground or turned into a peace pole. I have visions of a more provocative or humorous carving. Meanwhile, the tree has decided to keep on living…and giving.
This polymer inlaid walnut bowl won best of show in last year’s exhibit at the High Road Gallery.
A fluid dynamics professor explained to us how the polymer colors mixed as it flowed down the extruder tube.
What results is a non-repeating pattern of circles in squares that combine into a visually stunning presentation.
If you’ve ever been hooked on computer Tetris, you’ll understand the reference.