Exploring Kinetic Art....

We have been keeping a blog since 2008. It is a chronological listing of many topics related to Wood that Works. You will find information about sculptures, inspirations, other artists, day to day life in the shop. The topics are many and fascinating.  If you are an avid follower of David's work we encourage you to subscribe to this blog to receive the regular updates.


Shipping and Journey

It turns out that with just a slight bit of modification to the way Journey is installed I can ship it in a much smaller box than I normally use. This will save a good bit on shipping expenses in today's high cost energy world. The cost of shipping my normal box to Europe has ballooned to something over $500 with added fuel surcharges. Journey, in this new box, will ship for less than $300.


Exploring "bird" motion

A year or so ago I decided it was time to explore "bird" motion a bit more.  The first sculpture was a large piece with a slow, graceful motion. It went through several iterations as I played with the form of the bird carrying wheels but I was pleased with the efficiency of the form of the swooping "legs" or power levers. The only problem with the piece was that it was too large to be an edition sculpture. Sculptures look much smaller on the computer screen when I'm designing! 

I took this design and reduced it by about half. I had to modify the mechanism to make it work correctly but I liked the effect of the reduced size. The motion was quicker and more dynamic and I could pack the sculpture in box that would fit within normal UPS size requirements.

The first sculpture I named Eagle for its soaring motion. The second sculpture became Falcon because it had elements of the soaring motion combined with a quicker darting effect.
At about this same time I started working on another bird sculpture with an entirely new mechanism. The working title for this piece was Sparrow because I thought of it as a smaller piece with a more unpredictable motion. Sparrow ended up being the most challenging of the three designs. I almost gave up on it numerous times. It the end the name Sparrow didn't fit any longer and it became Journey.
Falcon and Journey are both on the web site and in my studio as edition sculptures. Eagle sold before I had a chance to show it on my web site.  Putting up photos is yet another item on my to-do list!





First Post- inside Wood That Works

Thank you Amy and Karen! Here's my first post.

The test production run of the first 2 Journey sculptures is going well. I'm very pleased with the motion and run time. I like this piece a lot!


Happy Father's Day!

Hi Daddy,
For Father's Day we went ahead and set up a Wood That Works blog so that you can start telling the world more about the amazing things you do.

This blog currently resides under Karen's gmail account, so we will need to transfer it to you. It is also currently set to remain hidden from the blogger world and from search engines. This is to keep people out while you finish the set up and write your first post. This can be changed in the Settings > Basic section.

We have also set up comments to be turned ON, but with moderation. The emails alerting you when a new comment exists will be sent to woodthatworks@gmail.com.

Amy designed the beautiful header, and we have it on the most basic template. You can change the template you want to use and keep the header all within the layout section.

Have fun!


Your Daughters

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