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gustav reyes: simply wood rings

Gustav Reyes salvages wood – from the neck of a violin, or a young boy’s baseball bat or the keys of a xylophone –  and skillfully transforms the wood into rings – wedding rings, engagement rings, anniversary rings, rings that celebrate nature, life, love. Sensitive to the history of each piece, Reyes’ strives to “bring out the warmth and the honesty of the wood.” He has two websites – you can find them here and here.

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[private_archives]Come back late this afternoon for my final post of the week – see you then!

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The Purple Key, Ash, Maple and Rosewood from a xylophone key


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Ring, Bog Oak and concrete inlay

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The Key, Ash, Maple and Rosewood from a salvaged xylophone key

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fritz dietel: wood chips and epoxy

Steaming strips and chips of wood and bending them over constructed forms that are later removed, Fritz Dietel borrows techniques from boat and bridge building to create sculptures that celebrate repetition in form, nature as a springboard for design and the possibility of elegance from humble materials.

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Fracture, pine and pigmented epoxy, 40 x 38 x 40

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Champignon, pine, cedar and pigmented epoxy, 73 x 42 x 42

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Torso, pine and pigmented epoxy, 35 x 17 x 12

The artist, who considers himself part scientist, engineer, artist and inventor, feels most comfortable alone in his studio or in the woods, where he patiently constructs each sculpture using pigmented epoxy. After working with wood for twenty years, Dietel recently made a shift to handmade paper. Watch this interview as he demonstrates and explains his latest work with a new medium.

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livio de marchi’s world of wood

I’m nursing a moving related injury – that’s why I wasn’t around yesterday.  Muscles and nerves and all of the other things that get tweaked when you move…in stages…for weeks.  I’m off to have it looked at – while I’m gone enjoy Livio De Marchi’s world.

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Painter’s Bag, Walnut wood, 14 x 21 x 13″

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Raincoat With Magazine, Walnut wood, 69″ x 22″

The Venetian artist began sculpting as a child, eventually studying at an art school in his hometown of Venice, first with marble, then bronze and finally wood, a medium that has allowed De Marchi to show his sense of humor and creativity with a degree of warmth and accessibility that was missing from the other materials he worked with.

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De Marchi in one of the rooms in the House of Books sculpted by the artist

Venice is a city that does not allow cars.  However, the master craftsman found a way around this when he sculpted a Ferrari car/boat to carry him across the canals.  The Ferrari is one of several full sized vehicles that De Marchi has sculpted and each one is an exact replica of the real thing down to the most minute detail. Watch De Marchi drive his carboat in the video below.

Mostly Glass has several images of De Marchi’s House of Books. Click on each thumbnail for a larger picture.

Watch DeMarchi at work in his studio in this video. Make sure you set the video to HQ for this one.

Another short clip of the artist at work.

Mostly Glass has a comprehensive listing of his work. Scroll down towards the bottom of the page for links to several pages of images.

Even more here.
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