Banksia Tree

Banksia Tree
KAPOW 2021 Week 45WoodturningNovember 14, 2021
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

For the KAPOW, I rescued a past failed wood turning project and made it into a abstract Christmas tree.

Last spring I was practicising woodturning some Banksia pods (tree seed pods from Australia—see photograph below). I had a shape I liked going then the whole end of the pod ripped off and left a jagged broken end. This week I encased the remaining part of the pod in epoxy resin and turned it into this tree shape. I used several different colors of epoxy resin to fill the holes from the seed. I drilled out the center and wired up with a LED bulb and a rechargeable battery—it lights up and resembles a Christmas tree with ornaments.

Banksia pod

Remember, there is no definition of art…..

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

Cairn Brain

Cairn Brain
KAPOW 2021 Week 44Digital PaintingNovember 7, 2021
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

This week I was experimenting with photo vectorization processes for a future block print idea I have. I liked how this cairn came out with its brain-like texture.

Below is the original photo—a cairn on the way to Homestead Meadows near Estes Park, Colorado

Remember, there is no definition of art…..

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

Big Quilcene

Big Quilcene
KAPOW 2021 Week 43PhotographyOctober 31, 2021
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

A leatherwork project ended with spectacular failure this week…so in lieu of an art project, here is a photo from a camp out along the Big Quilcene River on top of a blanket of leaves.

Remember, there is no definition of art…..

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

Leopard Dolly

Leopard Dolly
KAPOW 2021 Week 42WoodworkingOctober 24, 2021
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

I made a plant wheeled stand—a dolly? The intent was to put the giant unwieldy plant (photo below) on a wheeled infrastructure to make it easier to move and manage. Made out of plywood with a veneer from some of the left over leopard wood I had from the nightstand KAPOW build a while back.

As you should be able to tell, the dolly is not in place yet….I made a slight measurement error (I measured the pot dimension and not the saucer dimension!) I have been experimenting with some router techniques to make the dish part of the dolly larger (more diameter)

Remember, there is no definition of art…..

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

Iceinor

Iceinor
KAPOW 2021 Week 41PhotographyOctober 11, 2021
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

I was intrigued by the abstract pattern and stark palette of these ice structures I saw on a hike up Mount Ellinor. I did some experimenting with converting the photos to black and white, but the slight hint of color in the ice and dirt (mud?) adds some drama to the photos.

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

Remember, there is no definition of art…..

Top Half

Top Half
KAPOW 2021 Week 41WoodworkingOctober 10, 2021
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

Finally finishing the piano stool I started several months ago (and documented in this KAPOW), this week’s KAPOW is the seat portion of the stool. The seat of the stool also uses the repurposed wood (oak) from the original banker’s chair (see photo below). I cut the seat into a circle, doubled up it’s thickness, and retained the seat contour. The stool is adjustable with a threaded mechanism. It works pretty well as a piano stool and has much more style than the IKEA stool I was using at the piano before.

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

Remember, there is no definition of art…..

Woodcut

Woodcut
KAPOW 2021 Week 39Digital PaintingOctober 3, 2021
KAPOW = Kevin’s Art Project of the Week

This week´s KAPOW brings us a quick digital sketch of an interesting pattern I saw in a log cut a few weeks ago. My goal was to keep the drawing simple—and somewhat abstract—to emphasize the pattern. I like how it came out, yet I am not sure this is the final version of this…..

Below is the log cut that provided the inspiration.

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

Remember, there is no definition of art…..