Thursday, September 25, 2008

Little Art and Big Power Tools!

During the holiday season, Guardino Gallery has a show called "Little Things" - all pieces under seven inches in size. It's a great group show, and a great way for me to get my foot in the door of my favorite local gallery! I needed to submit some sample work, but that meant having boards the right size to work on. Now, in my garage, I have some big power tools.

Tools capable of turning big boards into little ones.

Tools capable of trimming and chopping.
Tools that are just a little bit scary!

So, I pulled out the instruction manuals and the safety goggles and got cutting!

I made a bunch of 6"x6" birch plywood panels, and some other components that would let me do some stacking and layering, while still staying under 7" square. As you can see, I worked some of the panels with encaustic, some with found objects and some with acrylics.

I don't have titles yet, but I'm thinking of this one as "cutting edge" . . .

And this one as "skeleton key."

Lucky for me, the gallery owner liked the samples, and I'm in! I'll let you know when the show opens . . . very exciting!


d said...

hey. congrats! nice work too on the 'samples'.

gl. said...

of course you belong in guardino! looking forward to seeing you & your work there. :)

Dayna Collins said...

Congratulations on getting in the show! And for being brave enough to use power tools - I'm impressed!