After having invested heavily in plastic as a medium for my chains, I am temporarily reverting to wood.
Posts by Jay
In answer to some real physical issues and intrigued by the visual possibilities, I have been experimenting with plastic as a medium for making chains. Acrylic plastic is tough and I have found that it stands up well to the jostling to which these chains tend to be subjected.
As a matter of aesthetic choice I have tended to make the chain links rectangular and with flat sides – a design that is also easily fabricated. In some instances I have made chains using opaque plastic in available colors and finishes. But more I have customized clear stock with a number of different results.
The first image shows a simple assemblage of links whose colors and textures are derived from interference paints which I squeeze between clear sheets, which are then pulled apart. Once dry, these sheets are glued to a wooden framework.
Water reflections? Has to be Jay.
This creature placidly stood by as I clicked away. I would like to tender these three images of the stately bird in the spirit of comparison, soliciting your judgments of good better and best.
Or Number Three:
Please consider this as an extension of the pool post.
The interaction of the wooden walkway at the duck pond and its environment can ceaselessly surprise. Tonight the sky was cloudless and the water’s surface animated by waterfowl.
Occasionally I’ll be the first swimmer at the pool. Undisturbed, the waters present a quietly impressive spectacle. I finally remembered to take the camera along on the off chance and was rewarded with a clear and placid opportunity.
It may have been kick started by a show of his work at the Columbus Museum of Art earlier this year, but I have been paying more attention to Dale Chihuly.
Had trouble for awhile signing on. Seems the problem has been cleared up.
In celebration allow me to include this view of a cathedral interior that I’m planning to sneak into my library show before it is taken down.