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Refurbished, re-carved violin necks, curly maple. 13" x 14 1/4" x 10”

Furniture Made From Violin Necks Gets Photoshoot

Shelf Made From Violin Necks Gets New Images

by Daric Gill

Refurbished, re-carved violin necks, curly maple. 13" x 14 1/4" x 10”
Refurbished, re-carved violin necks, curly maple. 13″ x 14 1/4″ x 10”.

Many years ago, a luthier (stringed instrument maker) invited me to check out his studio. He let me look through his amazing wood selection and gave demonstrations on a few of his unique tools. After seeing how excited I was, he gave me a dozen or so badly damaged violins. In a box was a jumbled pile of discarded remnants; years of scraps due to constant middle school repairs. Since then, I’ve reworked some of the bits out of their sticky and marred surfaces and created a few pieces of one-off furniture.

One such journey was the Violin Neck Shelf, made a few years ago. Two violin necks hold up a thick piece of curly maple. Their fingerboards are bend at 90 degrees, hiding a recessed metal bracket. This piece was made opening week of a gallery exhibition and its quick turn-around left me with very few detailed images of the installed piece. Today I’m happy to announce that it has sold to a new owner, which allowed me the opportunity to retake some photos of the piece. Check out the gallery below.

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.”

 

[Process Video, Short Story, & Full Image Gallery Below]

 

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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…

[Process Video & Full Image Gallery Below Article]

 

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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.

Another Painting Travels To George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles

New Painting Headed To LA

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.

Absolute: Position, my newest oil painting, is currently on its way to The George Billis Gallery in Los Angeles. I’ve been loosely connected with the gallery for a couple years now, showing a few pieces in their Culver City, LA gallery as well as the home gallery located in Chelsea, NYC.

It’s a real pleasure to announce that they will be receiving another piece on the west coast and I urge anyone in the area to check out the gallery. Read more below…

[Process Video & Full Image Gallery Below Article]
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