Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Mendocino: Wood

images from Mendocino Cty., CA, February 2010

From driftwood along the shore

to land-art sculptures made on private land adjacent to the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

to the beautifully-carved wooden entrance door to the Gardens themselves.

The wood found along the shoreline, as driftwood, and the wood fallen from the hillside and seaside groves, all go to make a haven for woodworkers. Being in Mendocino wakes my inner urge to work with wood. I collect and bring home a few bags of shore driftwood, to start working with, and learn how to shape into other kinds of art, and other projects. I have ideas for multi-media visual-sculptural work: photos of the driftwood framed in the wood itself; pieces of sea-carved wood attached to the corner of a framed photo; a wall-mounted mobile made of natural forms found in the wood; and more.

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