The clock is ticking away and time is rapidly evaporating until the show. For anyone interested in checking out the venue, the website is http://www.celebrateart.com/ . I just got off the phone with the frame manufacturer and they are shipping the order on Monday. What a pile of work this is. Anyone that has an opinion on how easy artist have it, has not tried to make a living at it.
I just finished an installation piece to accompany the painting they used to promote my booth on the website.
" FALLEN PRAIRIE ASH "
The painting is of a tree that was found on my dad's ranch in South Dakota.
I thought it only appropriate to make a hall table to display cards and brochures that was made from the same kind of wood as in the painting. I chose the inspiration for the table from Gustav Stickley, the godfather of the arts and crafts movement. He disigned and built furniture that celebrated the beauty of the wood in a simple but functional design. He typically used quarter sawn oak for his pieces, but I figured the same idea would apply for what I was hoping for.
The following pictures I have included in this post are of the table in the various stages of construction including the final dry fit.