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Tipping Point - a Study in Balance

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Project by bibb posted 05-26-2020 04:37 PM 1283 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I began this piece a couple of years ago. At that time, I had noted in my sketch book that “Even when the world feels upside down, we find a way to make it work.” I had the idea of an upside-down triangle but was struggling with several design elements that just didn’t feel balanced. For a variety of reasons, I put the project on the shelf.
Several weeks ago, a front-line ER nurse told a reporter that “the whole world feels upside down.” She then shared her story of trying to find balance in a topsy turvy pandemic world. Her words and conviction made me return to the upside-down sculpture that I had been working on.

I present for your consideration “Tipping Point – a study in balance” the latest piece in my series of functional art boxes.

Made from hard maple with quilted maple fronts and lid. The red and black coloring was hand applied using organic dyes.
The support is acrylic.
The dividers in the drawers are removable to provide different storage options.

-- you may only live once, but if you do it right that's all you need katanadesign.com





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savannah505

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#1 posted 05-26-2020 06:21 PM

Wow, as usual you don’t disappoint, it makes me want to finish projects I’ve had sitting for a long time too. Beautiful piece, your attention to detail is awesome and the way it should be. I’d be interested in talking to you about a project I’m working on. This is a beautiful example of your creative and very talented mind. I’ve always enjoyed seeing what you’ve made. Thank you for showing this excellent piece.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#2 posted 05-26-2020 06:38 PM

That is very cool and well done. The upside down theme reminded me of this piece of upside down art here in Calgary although it admittedly isn’t very functional except as a bird roost perhaps. (Picture from the Calgary Herald).

-- Darrel

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#3 posted 05-26-2020 07:53 PM

That is sooo beautiful.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#4 posted 05-26-2020 10:08 PM

spectacular is how i would best describe it.that maple with the dye just explodes with radiance.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#5 posted 05-27-2020 12:00 AM

Ok – a real piece of art with some beautiful art work in the quilted maple
A stunning eye catcher

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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psully

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#6 posted 05-27-2020 02:10 AM

Kudos on such a unique design. The quilted maple is stunning (enhanced by you choice of dyes). This is really great example of thinking beyond the traditional.

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#7 posted 05-27-2020 03:59 AM

wow – those colors are just amazing! nice design idea

Wisty

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#8 posted 05-27-2020 04:20 AM

Very cool concept and well executed!
KUDOS!!!! The devils in the details and they are very well done.
Love the idea of functional art and you’ve managed to pull it off.
Great design and a very cool build. Keep them coming and thanks for sharing.
Jon

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MrWolfe

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#9 posted 05-27-2020 04:28 AM

Very cool concept and well executed!
KUDOS!!!! The devil’s in the details and they are very well done.
Love the idea of functional art and you’ve managed to pull it off.
Great design and a very cool build. Keep them coming and thanks for sharing.
Jon

P.S.
Great body of work and website. It would be great to see more of your work here at LB.

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#10 posted 05-27-2020 09:33 AM

Wow on the Chatoyance! Cool design.

-- Petey

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#11 posted 05-27-2020 12:03 PM

Beautiful design and craftsmanship.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#12 posted 05-27-2020 03:03 PM

Wow! The design, wood, and colors are all excellent!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#13 posted 05-28-2020 10:43 AM

Impressive! Love the dyed quilted maple

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#14 posted 05-29-2020 02:43 AM

After dying what was your process? Sand back? Or just spray finish over dye? Absolutely love it btw!

-- Thomas Prusak

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#15 posted 05-29-2020 02:06 PM

Beautiful wood and great execution. I like the style too. Well done from start to finish.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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