I have been talking about putting a website together for quite a while, but it just was always easier to find some other pressing priority instead....Move house, build a tiny house, sort my 25 years of photos out....aaargh...no go and clean the oven instead... then suddenly the stars etc all lined up and I now its almost done, and hardly hurt at all (thankyou weebly). So this is the part where I will record the work in progress, in fact any creative activities - it becomes a useful 'aide memoire' for me as well as keeping me on track hopefully. And I may even get some feedback - which is always useful to us lonely artistic types up in our garrets (except I couldn't carve or move big pieces of wood up into a garret....).
Pictured below are 3 of a series of 5 posts or small totems for a school on North Shore. They will be viewed in an upright position normally of course, but being pohutakawa, they a flippin heavy even at this small size - there were good reasons for calling it 'ironwood'. The texture under the bark is amazing, it looks like hair or fur, and I have tried to keep an area of it on each piece. There are 2 more to do, and hopefully this blog will help keep me on track. With the extreme heat and humidity around at the moment it is not a fun prospect working on such hard wood, By the next post, the next post should be on the brackets and taking shape....