The latest WellSnazzie collaboration is inspired by the Alfred Lord
Tennyson poem The Lady of Shalott. (Particularly 1842 Version Part IV)aldwarke
made an absolutely stunning frame from American white
oak and the beautiful red meranti wood. The inner background is made
of Baltic pine which is ideal for wood burning. The shape of the frame is
wonderful and partially inspired by Kit Williams, with some uniqueness
When I got the frame my initial thoughts were Wow! It's so beautiful...
please don't let me mess it up!
I'm very grateful for Aldwarke's blind
faith in my abilities because it allowed me to push the boundaries both
figuratively, and literally on this project.
My second thought was that I needed to turn the frame upside down.
As soon as I saw the curve I knew I wanted to make that the edge of
the boat, and have her hair and robes flow over the edge as described
in the poem.
How to achieve that was a new challenge. Meranti would be too dark
to represent the white robes described in the poem. I decided to give
marquetry a go. Have a look at the comments on the test piece for
WellSnazzie Collaborations List Collaborations between :iconAldwarke: aldwarke and :iconsnazzie-designz: snazzie-designz
Rune box lid and Swan Drawer Inlay on one of aldwarke's stunning handmade boxes:
Then something much more adventurous altogether..
More pictures here: http://snazzie-designz.deviantart.com/gallery/50567679/Pyrography-Triptych
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Thanks for stoppin' by.