Monday, December 12, 2011

When moved... MOVE!

 We often hear the story of a piece of art that was love at first sight for a potential collector.  As the story goes the collector, walked into the gallery saw the piece and instantly fell in love.  For whatever reason they delayed in making it their own.  After agonizing over the commitment or in this case the non-commitment, they returned to find that it was gone.

Here is the thing.  Original art is original art and by virtue of this there is only one.  Once it is gone it is often gone for good.  Here, we would much rather regret the things we did than things we did not do so our message is this:  When moved, you better move.  These are ones we moved on...

Gretchen Gammell  "Morning Mourning"

Daniel Ochoa  "PiƱata Moving"
-Art Cartel                                     

The Perfect Bookshelf

We have been looking for a bookshelf for a while.  A long while.  Amidst the drudgery of the box stores and the pseudo boutiques that claim to have the most exquisite pieces was nothing but frustration.  It is difficult to find lasting quality these days and harder to find it with a level of taste and sophistication.  We had one hope... build it ourselves.
8/4 Solid white maple clamped with seats routered for uprights

Live edge maple

Clamped guide for plunge router

Plunge Router

Finger joint cuts and clamped seated uprights

A good fit

Together... finally

It's in the details