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Project by Daiku posted 03-18-2011 04:26 PM 2490 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I belong to an art gallery and this month we decided to have a special event where we would partner with a fellow artist and create a collaborative art piece. I was fortunate to have Peter Steele as my partner. Peter has come up with a photographic process in which he transfers images to glass called “Solarography”. This was a particularly challenging exercise for me since you don’t want to overshadow your partner nor do you want to be the weak link, but rather compliment each other. The base is Mahogany, pillars are Maple and the frame is Bubinga. The finish is polyurethane. All comments are welcome,

-- Cal Noguchi -

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#1 posted 03-18-2011 04:33 PM


Nice detail that doesn’t overshadow or try to outdo the “solargraph” (is that the name?).

I like the choice of wood and the ways in which you used and shaped it all.

Is it sort of like stained glass then in that it can be backlit?

I’d love to see more pictures!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#2 posted 03-18-2011 04:58 PM

Great pic, and display. We have a wall of sunsets from pics we took from our travels around the world. I have never heard of this process of putting in glass. Nice job on the frame and not taking away from the art.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 03-18-2011 05:10 PM

very nice. beautiful lines that add to the work. I love the gentle curves.

-- Kate,

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#4 posted 03-18-2011 05:24 PM

Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Perfect combination!

-- Steopa

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#5 posted 03-18-2011 05:32 PM

Wow, very nice. It almost looks to me like open curtains on a picture window.

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#6 posted 03-18-2011 06:23 PM

As both a woodworker and photographer, I love it!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 03-18-2011 06:40 PM

Highly complimentary. Well done!

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#8 posted 03-18-2011 08:42 PM

Absolutely love it!

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#9 posted 03-19-2011 01:26 PM

excellent work

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#10 posted 10-20-2011 02:48 AM

And I thought it was the latest High Def TV !! LOL Great job : )

I think the background color takes away from your wood choices however. JMHO : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#11 posted 12-25-2011 01:20 AM

utskushi desu!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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