Whew. Past some of the most immediate deadlines now! It’s been a marathon! I thought I would post pics of something I’m excited about! My friend Jack Lyons, who built our fantastic studio, and I are partnering on at least a few arty furniture pieces. Jack will also be sharing my room at the ’16 Out West Art Show in Great Falls during Art Week in March, and will have some of his own work there as well. We submitted this piece to The Russell Auction. We haven’t yet heard if it was accepted. Anyway I’ll tell you about it.
We did the conceptual design together. Jack of course did the hard design and built this beautiful cabinet. I did the painting. It’s called “The Era of Kings” and is 30.5H x 26.5W. The cabinet itself is 84H x 49W x 26D, built of walnut and corrugated metal with a coppery patina. It is a very well built and substantial piece.
The hand carved, dimensional skull is lit by a small LED light from above, and the inside of the cabinet is also lit with LED recessed lighting running vertically along both sides. The wine racks, which hold 10 bottles of wine, swivel out to allow easy access. The cabinet is finished on the back so that it may be a freestanding piece. The lower cabinet has pull out shelves for storage of liquor bottles, other glasses, etc. There are two drawers between the upper and lower cabinets for storage of related utensils. There will be wine glass hanging storage for 12 wine glasses, 6 on either side of the wine bottle racks in the upper cabinet.
If the piece goes to auction, the Celtic Cowboy Irish Pub is donating 10 good bottles of wine to go with!
Stay tuned for a few more pieces as the next months progress. We have grand ideas!