Starting Inside/Outside the Box

I think I’m glad to have signed up for the upcoming show Inside/Outside the Box at The Arts Center in Corvallis. Part of me has really struggled with sitting down to produce something, anything. My brain has been so immersed in house projects that I haven’t been creating artwork since spring. So, it seems fittingContinue reading “Starting Inside/Outside the Box”

Push to the end

This small strip pretty much says it all. The project is coming soon. Very soon. Like, the 20th of September for my work. Two weeks from now. And yes, I’m in the freak-out stage of work. I spent several days scraping off aluminum burs and ragged plastic parts on all 8 major squares. Not aContinue reading “Push to the end”

Onward!

Far Right Panel Idea: I’m pushing myself forward as the new week approaches. Sunday afternoon I sat down and did a quick and inaccurate cut of a barn, fields, and Mary’s Peak in the background. I didn’t even really think about all the perspective lines and where the true horizon line should be located. I’llContinue reading “Onward!”

Radish blooms and a bee

Finally panel #7 is finished! I’ve been reading more about certain crops like Meadowfoam and Radishes. They’re grown for oil production. Bees are 100% required for pollinating the crops, nothing else can do the job. Panel #8 is now in design mode. I started a piece focused on apple branches, but I’m getting pulled towardsContinue reading “Radish blooms and a bee”

Center Panel Work

Slowly the central long panel is coming into form. I started with a super basic line cut. Then I moved into something more complicated and connected to the community. It’s still underway and not yet finished. Below is the piece to connect to the paper mill in town. I spent some time on their websiteContinue reading “Center Panel Work”

The Big Picture

I’m a tad tired today and not feeling very productive. Tomorrow is the first scheduled deadline for the project: The plan for the art installation in the specific space and short description for the community and property owner. Hopefully the above diagram will provide enough general information for all parties involved. I’ll spend the restContinue reading “The Big Picture”

Wheat trio

I went a little crazy with this hand-cut paper piece. Is is do-able for the cut metal work? Probably not. The complexity is way too high! However, I can always crop and alter more. The inside cut zone is 8″ x 8″, subject is wheat. Wheat is one of the major crops grown around theContinue reading “Wheat trio”

A+B=C?

Sometimes adding two images together is the answer. Or not. I’m still undecided. I like the leaf cuts and I also like the developing filbert clusters. After playing around with the printer, tracing paper, shrinking & enlarging, I might have found a possible answer for this panel. Below is the 8″ x 8″ hand cut paperContinue reading “A+B=C?”

Second Attempt

Today I’m continuing work on figuring out the best way to portray the influx of Hazelnut crops into the Willamette valley. Halsey and surrounding communities have their share of newly planted orchards. The above piece focuses on the actual developing nut cluster with their wild paper coverings. The current crop is on the young side.Continue reading “Second Attempt”

Filbert start

Monday I started playing with a filbert design that’s been rattling around my brain for the past couple of days. This time I jumped over a couple of design steps and went quickly to cutting on an 8″x8″ square. Below is the flip side of the work. The distinctive developing nut clusters remains missing fromContinue reading “Filbert start”