*WIDA Mystery Riddle & Challenge

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Project by GnarlyErik posted 07-19-2020 08:06 PM 642 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This project project takes the form of a riddle and a challenge.

15” diameter plywood disc with bentwood edging. Varnish finish.

I save interesting bits and pieces & cut offs from various projects. Not just any piece though, it has to be interesting in its own right.

The bits are saved in ‘root boxes’, as in boxes you can ‘root’ around in. My method is to pull a few interesting pieces from my boxes and play around with them to see what they might suggest in a kind of ‘free range’ way. The odd bits serve as a source of ideas and materials for a new (mostly) wooden ’Sculpture’. I’ve done quite a few by now and most are given away as gifts. My wife has a half dozen or so and I get to enjoy them too.

Some have been posted to Lumberjocks in the past, links here:

My primary inspiration is the works of deceased sculptor Louise Nevelson, a classically trained artist who has roots around Rockland, ME where I lived and worked, and where she was a local celebrity. Most of her work was in wood and Ms. Nevelson created some very interesting art during her prolific career. The main difference my ‘art’ has is that I celebrate the natural curves and colors in the woods so most get a natural finish. Ms. Nevelson’s art is largely rectilinear and monochromatic – i.e., painted black and/or white. Also my ‘pieces’ are usually fairly small, and Ms. Nevelson’s can be quite large. Look her up online if you are interested.

I don’t claim to be any sort of ‘artist’ myself. It’s just nice to do something free form to see where it takes you. It is calming in between other projects and as a distraction and change of pace. I am invariably surprised by how the projects end up versus any original concepts I may start with.

While this one seems just an odd arrangement of parts & pieces, it actually is an identifiable ‘thing’ with a name. I am curious to see if anyone can solve my riddle. The hints are all in the piece!

The first person to solve my riddle will be declared the champ! (Try thinking outside the box as they say)

(WIDA is my acronym for ‘What’s It Do Anyway’ which people ask about these projects)**

-- "Never let your dogma be run over by your karma!"

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#1 posted 07-19-2020 11:31 PM

Perhaps this is the elusive and legendary “Round – 2 – IT”.....

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#2 posted 07-19-2020 11:51 PM

Exactly Snowbeast! It is indeed a legendary Roundtuit. Thanks for solving.

You’re the CHAMP.!

-- "Never let your dogma be run over by your karma!"

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