The model I presented to the Art Selection Committee in 1998. The little soldier is just to show scale.
Getting started in 1999
Progress was intentionally slow.
A view of some of the inner intricacies.
Part of the concept was that this would be a collection that will take some time to accumulate.
After about a year or so.
"Shaker Seeds" is located in a teaching lab. The lighting is angled perfectly and there are no windows to fade the color of the wood.
Some of the round parts will slide out in case the whole framework must be removed from the wall.
Many interesting passages like this are embedded.
The split wood elements are not attached to the wall. They are attached to a wood framework which is mounted to the wall with anchors and screws.
There are many details to hold your attention.
More than half way done.
Can wood grain be a metaphor for brushstrokes?
I hope you will always discover more every time you visit "Shaker Seeds".
Placing the final piece in 2007.
I'm standing on a stepladder. "Shaker Seeds" is a bit taller than I am.
Photo: Sergio Sericolo
A wide-angle lens has added distortion to these images.
The right edge of the piece is actually straight vertical.
Vertical elements at top of the piece provide a visual transition rather than a hard break to the wall behind.
Once again, the camera lens has added some distortion.
Complete after eight years.