If I am repaired, can we meet again for the first time, in all of the places I have feared to go, and then, again, in all of the places I will have forgotten, if I am repaired?



Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Sweet Irony

We are about done...

Just a little trim and electrical left to do.
This was the first time we've seen it assembled.
Click on the photo to enlarge.


  1. HOLY CRAP, Steven.
    That is amazing!
    I mean seriously, seriously beautiful.

  2. Holy crap indeed.
    Impressive wood work.

  3. wow!! it must feel so good to see the work of your hands.. So Beautiful..

    What do you find the most exciting?... the finished piece or the Process ?

  4. Thanks kids. I hope to get some better pictures tomorrow.

    Gwen...As if you don't know the feeling already.

    I love the challenge of the process. With woodworking, you not only have to envision the piece, you have figure out a way to make it happen, which often takes dozens of implempents or jigs, as we prefer to call them.
    Unfortunately, the guy I'm working with, balks every time it looks like it might get difficult. Me, I build what I see. That part of the process, that conflict (as you might have noticed in my prvious posts) was kind of a drag.

    ...On the other hand, it was amazing to finally see it put together. It's 14' tall, and couldn't be assemble entirely in my shop with it's ten foot ceilings. It was sad too. I'll get to see it again tomorrow, then probably never again. To answer your question: the process is exciting, but most exciting when I see that it has worked.

    For those of you who don't know, Gwen (and her husband) are incredible artists. Gwen has a wonderful blog, Desideratum, that I strongly suggest you wander through. I do regularly... for inspiration. Breathtaking.

    Thanks again you guys. I'll try to have a full layout tomorrow or so. Meanwhile, if you need furniture...

  5. Wow what a work that must have been...

    ... look at the good side Steven, now you cannot but make a trip to the Vatican :)


  6. oh yes the Process.. the exploring of an idea... the exciting challenge of it.. sort of like giving birth then sending them out into the world... that feeling we get in our mind and heart all at the same time... Luckily parts of it always stays inside us...

    Thank you for answering my question.

  7. WOW! That is seriously so stunning. What artists you are! Congratulations on an amazing piece of work! I'm totally blown away.


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