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Purple Sister ToeHead Has A Lollipop

The Brothers Get a Sister, And She’s A Cutie!

by Daric Gill

A few weeks ago I debuted The Brothers, seen here. Today, I announce their sister. Like her brothers, “Purple Sister” is another large-scale cut-out made from the top of a vintage secretary desk. Her surface is made from an oak laminate and has been freshly sanded. The original top had some very serious dents and scratches that had to be worked around. Check out the process gallery below.

Purple Sister: Acrylic and marker on reclaimed oak laminate. 33
Purple Sister: Acrylic and marker on reclaimed oak laminate. 33″ x 30 1/2″. 4.22.14.
Purple Sister ToeHead
Purple Sister (detail): Acrylic and marker on reclaimed oak laminate. 33″ x 30 1/2″. 4.22.14.

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Centuries Old Barn Beam Becomes A Pedestal

From A Barn In England To The Gallery Floor: The makings of a barn beam pedestal.
A little over a year ago a good client and friend (well, a family of clients) gave me a wooden beam said to have come from a barn in England. I believe it to be old growth white oak and at the very least over a hundred years old. It’s natural beauty and years of character are undisputed. Take a look at the gallery below to see how I reclaimed this beam into a pedestal to rest a sculpture on. 
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