Thursday, August 28, 2008

EDM #19

EDM challenge # 19 was "draw something you've made". Well this is kind of reverse as the sketch of the chair was done sometime in June of this year in anticipation of building it for my January show with Terry Junger at the East Lansing Library. This is very unusual for me to draw out something on paper and then build it. The usual is to sketch it in chalk or soapstone on the layout table or the floor of the shop and then build from that. The chair has been built and the photo below is what the final product looks like. It needed to be put inside a cabinet for the show and turned out to be too big. It stands almost six feet tall. Hmmmmmmmmm. So it now resides at the Shiawassee Art Center in Owosso, Michigan. They have a fantastic new addition to their building with more room for exhibitions and artworks for sale.

6 comments:

Nancy said...

What an awesome chair!!! The drawing is quite good, but the real thing is even better. Hmmm ... Owosso, huh? I'll have to look that up next time we go north.

susan said...

Doug, your sketch is great. Thanks for the plug about the gallery! Nancy, would love our gallery...our grand reopening is the weekend of September 13 and 14th. the public reception is on sunday the 14th from 2-4. You would be impressed...doug has several items there! His work is always terrific...plus he is great to work with... I also pasted this on Nancy's blogsite

seesue said...

Too fir-ee-kin COOL!

Kunstrxns said...

nice drawing, awesome chair

Barbara Weeks said...

Love the sketch and the finished piece!

Ann said...

Cool chair and sculpture!