Title: “Monolithus Capsicum 1 and 2”
Year work was completed: 2017
Form: Occasional Tables
Materials: Designer “Graphite” white oak, 33 different species and figure of wood from over 15 countries: American Black Walnut plain, and crotch, American Cherry, Amboynia Burl, Aromatic Red Cedar, Ash Burl, Bocote, Brazilian Cherry, Bubinga plain sliced and mottled, Chechen mottled, Cocobolo, English Walnut, Goncalo Alves, Kingwood, Macassar Ebony, Mahogany African and Santo Domingo, Maple; Marblewood, Olivewood, Osage Orange, Padauk, Pearwood, Purpleheart, Red Mallee burl, Rosewood East Indian and Honduran, Satinwood- Ceylon; Sycamore quartersawn, Teak, Tulipwood, Wenge, Vermilion, Zebrawood, and Ziricote.
Construction: The 1” and ¾” veneer core plywood panels forming the multi-facets and joined with blind splines, the designer oak veneer is laminated to the facets, the applied 1/8 mosaic pieces are adhered to routed area and infilled with special proprietary grout. There are six layers of a moderately low VOC varnish.
Size: Length 24” x Width 21” x Height 22”
Philosophy: We designed the occasional table to be an approximate mirror image pair to be a functional pieces of fine art that work as a single piece or as a pair and embody the work of Abstract sculptors practicing during the minimalist period to include Tony Smith and David Smith. It also follows limited LEED certification guidelines with its use of all “old stock” wood, low to moderately low VOC coatings and adhesives, and our electricity usage is supplied via photovoltaic cell solar panels.
Exhibitions: The table debuted at the AD20/21 Fine Art Show in Boston Massachusetts in April 6, 2017, ArtExpo in New York City in 2017 and the Baltimore Fine Craft Show 2017.
Effort: The layout and fabrication of this table required 112 hours to complete for each table.
Meaning or Importance of the Materials: The designer oak was chosen for its industrialized metal appeance resembling the metal often used in sculpture and the various woods used for the mosaic pieces in the triad formations were chosen for their contrast in color and movement of grain causing opposing directions, which are emphasized by the angles of the facets forming the monolith. The