Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Figurations: Shelf-X-Wood first showing

Wenge and maple. Gloss lacquer. Stacked with glass units.

Studio photography to come...

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Return of Mothra

I was visited by Mothra a few years ago while framing in the living room of my house. This time she arrived while we were watching a movie. She was fluttering against the window so we shut off all the lights and I went out on a ladder to save her from the cobwebs on the window sill.

The wingspan of this incarnation measured 5". You can hear her wingbeats when she files. She had big red fuzzy legs which didn't show up well in the photos. Too bad she didn't show up in the daytime. She is a Polyphemus Moth ( Antheraea polyphemus ) from the fabulous Bug Guide website. Link to the caterpillar stage

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Facet Box

Jewellery box from the Facet Series by Marcus Sabathil. Hand sculpted from a solid block of black walnut and finished with hand rubbed shellac. The box lid swivels 360 degrees and is held closed by rare earth magnets. It has a satisfying "snap back" when it is closed.

My work is now available on Etsy at my store:

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Spring Critter Round Up

Super busy with so many projects... but I have some sweet shots that have been burning a hole in my flash memory.

I post these without comment. I may add something later.

As usual, click to enlarge. Much fuzz to observe.


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Shelf-X -Wood

I'm just in the middle of building the first Shelf-x-Wood pieces.

This first photo was taken before the edge veneer or lacquer is applied. These units are modular and stack horizontally and vertically. The wood veneer is a sustainably produced Wenge look-alike. Cabinet insides are veneered in maple.

The units come apart easily and can be flat packed for shipping and moving. This construction allows for a free-standing unit without backs so it may be used as a room divider.

This photo shows the joinery that allows the modular stacking.

This is a glue-up in progress.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

A Winter Surprise

While out dealing with the snow we've been enduring, this caught my eye...

Click to enlarge, If you dare...

Love the colours. And that belt... So stylish, so now.

How do they do it?

First time I've seen one in the wild. I think it's a Western Tiger Swallowtail.  I got some help with the ID from the nice people at my favourite bug site: BugGuide.Net 

On the same day I sighted this creature:

"Han, Han, make-cheesay. Pa'sa tah ono caulky malia. Ee youngee d'emperolo teesaw. Twa spastika awahl no. Yanee dah poo noo."

Puppy Pupa. AKA Jabba the Pup.