Redelm Swirlclops

Redelm Swirlclops
KAPOW 2020 Week 25Wood CarvingDecember 20, 2020
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

Redelm Swirlclops started off ‘life’ as a cutoff from last week’s Leopard Nightstand. I had a vision of an infinity swirl/cyclops face coming out of a body and attempted to carve the face from the block. Ultimately, I did not get as much relief in the swirl as intended (the red elm wood was very, very hard and difficult to carve!), but it does make an interesting effect.

Height = 5 inches

I am not the most thorough sander….and the the pictures do highlight the imperfections. It looks a lot more sanded in polished (sanded) in person.

I have an idea for a Swirlclops version two….stayed tuned…..

For more information on the KAPOW project, follow this link.

Remember, there is no definition of art…..

Leopard Night Stand

Leopard Night Stand
KAPOW 2020 Week 23 + 24WoodworkingDecember 13, 2020
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

KAPOW week 23 went from one week to two! (A KAPOW rules violation!). Here is the KAPOW week 23 and 24 project:

A nightstand made out of Leopardwood and Red Elm. We needed a narrower nightstand, so I envisioned this pedestal style nightstand with dual table surfaces. It has a 5 degree (back) angle for the main beam.

Next step: add a small drawer under the lower table surface (I have an idea how to attach one).

Some additional thoughts: I did plan the top joint with some consideration for expansion/contraction, but if it does separate, the plan is to route out a channel where the wood meets and fill with a separate strip of wood. Also, the base could be a bit heavier. It is not going to fall over, but it could use more weight to anchor it (I was going to use thicker wood with larger feet at the base, but ran out of wood).

For more information on the KAPOW project, follow this link.

Remember, there is no definition of art…..

TreeAngle

TreeAngle
KAPOW 2020 Week 21Digital PaintingNovember 22, 2020
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

Sometimes you lead the idea. Sometimes the idea leads you. This is not where I thought this image was going. The KAPOW this week is…..TreeAngle. A tree at sunset or a piano? You make the interpretation.

For more information on the KAPOW project, follow this link.

Remember, there is no definition of art…..

Logos

Logos
KAPOW 2020 Week 20Digital ImageNovember 8, 2020
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

New logos are here! This week the KAPOW focused on creating a new logo for the KAPOW and for nodefinition.art.

The goal was to create visually simple logos that can be customized over time. Here are some alternate views:

For more information on the KAPOW project, follow this link.

Remember, there is no definition of art…..

Beach sENTry

Beach sENTry
KAPOW 2020 Week 19Digital PaintingNovember 1, 2020
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

Recently, I have been noticing all sorts of things–trees, shrubs, and and other natural objects in the great outdoors–that appear if they have an animistic essence. This week’s KAPOW is a digital painting enhancement of a Beach sENTry.

I encountered this quasi-cairn on a beach in Fort Ebey State Park on Whidbey Island.

Immediately, of course, I saw the Beach sENTry. The ‘ENT’ traces back to the Tree Shepherds of the Lord of the Rings….and a previous KAPOW: https://nodefinition.art/2020/07/19/olyent/

Compare the differences here:

For more information on the KAPOW project, follow this link.

Remember, there is no definition of art…..

Salish Sunset

Salish Sunset
KAPOW 2020 Week 18PhotographyOctober 24, 2020
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

This week the KAPOW is a photo of a remarkable sunset looking down the Straits of Juan de Fuca from Whidbey Island. I was struck by the pixelation in the clouds that give the photo a watercolor painting feel. The crisp(er) elements retained in the brighter areas give the photo a dichotomy that adds some complexity.

I pushed a few levers and dials to enhance the contrast, but this is fairly close to what came out of the camera (iPhone 8).

I really liked the raw, rough feel of the photo….I did capture a few other scenes of the sunset that did not have that gritty, slightly non-photographic feel. Those are here:

For more information on the KAPOW project, follow this link.

Remember, there is no definition of art…..

Beach-y Angel

Beach Angel
KAPOW 2020 Week 17SculptureOctober 18, 2020
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

This week’s KAPOW is a sculpture of found beach objects put together as Beach-y Angel. Consisting of two rocks, a shell, and several different colors of sea glass, Beach-y Angel is held together with some small brass rod and epoxy. I recommend that anyone trying to carve/drill holes into (sea) glass or rock—get true carbide cutters.

Here are a few making of photos:

For more information on the KAPOW project, follow this link.

Remember, there is no definition of art…..