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Close up detail of "Absolute: Rest", oil painting on reclaimed wood.

VIDEO: Making “Absolute: Rest” Painting & A Short Story

Looking Inward With Absolute: Rest

by Daric Gill

Full image of oil painting, "Absolute: Rest", Oil on reclaimed 1927 Honduran mahogany from a baby grand piano.
“Absolute: Rest”, Oil on reclaimed 1927 Honduran mahogany from a baby grand piano. 10 3/4″ x 8 5/8″. 1.1.17.

It is good to look inward with an absolute silence, to find solace during those cacophonous times. For Absolute: Rest, I took a major departure from my normal idea gathering process and instead developed the painting along side a short story I wrote.

Absolute: Rest is an oil painting on reclaimed Honduran Mahogany. A black handmade envelope is painted above a translucent geometric ‘X’. On top of the envelope is a leaf from the ZZ plant. Its green flesh is held down by a smooth stone. Each of these elements are symbols taken from the short story, Bricks to Stones.

“So afraid of a falling shelter, Man spent all his energy grinding bricks into stones and bones to dirt. These are materials more suited for a garden than a shelter.”

 

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"Absolute: Insulation" (detail), Oil paint on reclaimed cherry wood. 12 3/4” x 15 5/8”. 12.13.16.

VIDEO: The Making Of “Absolute: Insulation” Oil Painting On Cherry

Newest Painting “Absolute: Insulation”

By Daric Gill

Introducing my latest painting, Absolute: Insulation, an oil painting on reclaimed cherry wood.

A leafless branch is vignetted in the center of the undulating patterns of the wood below. The top half of the branch, sheathed in a coating of white, reaches outward and upward. The base of the branch fades into the background wood. Look close enough and you can see dried remnants of moss on the twig. A deep red-brown color envelopes around the center; its rich color coursing through the wavy cherry wood grain.  Read more below…

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“Absolute: Position”, (detail). Oil paint on reclaimed mahogany pie crust table top. 25 1/2” x 25 1/2”. 8.9.16.

VIDEO: The Making Of “Absolute: Position” Painting On Mahogany

Newest Painting “Absolute: Position” Discusses Situations of Life & Relations

By Daric Gill

“Absolute: Position”, Oil paint on reclaimed mahogany pie crust table top. 25 1/2” x 25 1/2”. 8.9.16.
“Absolute: Position”, Oil paint on reclaimed mahogany pie crust table top. 25 1/2” x 25 1/2”. 8.9.16.

I’d like to introduce my latest painting, Absolute: Position, an oil painting on reclaimed mahogany pie crust table top.

Four green leaves mirror each other, weighting the piece at the bottom. Hanging down the center of the piece is a moss encrusted branch, showing off its thorny side.  A sprig of chamomile flowers grows up from the bottom edge. The flowers also reflect in opposition the dead branch. The branch and the chamomile are almost touching tips, but not quite. Behind the natural objects are two translucent stripes. Depending on the viewer, one may view them as either dark stripes on a lighter background or lighter stripes on a darker background. Read more below…

 

 

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High End Desk Made From 1800’s Antiques

From Victorian Era To Contemporary Furniture: The Making Of A New Antique Desk

by Daric Gill

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“DoorDesk”, Reclaimed antique mahogany door, 1873 Singer Sewing machine base, double strength glass. 29 3/4″ tall x 36″ wide, 23″ deep. 1.7.15.

Among my favorite things in this world is finding new lives for really old materials. I’m fascinated by the challenge presented by the reclamation process and often find myself harvesting extremely old parts to use in yet undesigned projects. After restoring a Singer Sewing machine base on a previous piece of furniture (check it out here), I was fortunate enough to have a few more fall into my lap. My latest piece is made from restoring an 1873 Singer Sewing machine base and a chopped mahogany door that I believe is from a schoolhouse of that same era. Both pieces were in severe disrepair and needed considerable restoration before showing their past beauty.

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