Harmony, by Cliff Guard

Currency:USD Category:Art Start Price:150.00 USD Estimated At:NA
Harmony, by Cliff Guard
250.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2015 Jun 27 @ 15:34UTC-4 : AST/EDT
All items in this auction were created, at least in part, on the wood lathe, with wood as the primary material. All are one-of-a-kind signed originals, individually created by the artist listed.
Lot #30
White oak, ebony, antler, copper, dye
7.5" x 5.5" x 5.5"

Cliff Guard
Virginia, United States

A white oak vessel was turned, dyed, and embellished with pyrography. An ebony ring was inserted in the vessel to provide a seat for the cap. The cap was turned from white oak and dyed and embellished to match the textured band on the vessel. A bleached deer antler tip was attached to the top of the cap using a turned copper pin. Finally, the untextured surfaces of the vessel were buffed to a gloss finish.

"An early mentor told me that the job of a woodturner is to take a piece of wood, and when you finish your project, it should look better than when you started. I try to follow this simple philosophy. As we all know, some woods are bland and plain, while other woods are beautiful beyond description. With the less beautiful woods I try to use embellishments and woodturning techniques to create a finished work. With the more beautiful woods I turn simple, classic designs and let the woods speak for themselves."

"My challenge was to combine multiple materials, techniques, and finishes to create a well composed piece of art while remaining true to the basic art of woodturning. I liken my creation to an orchestra. All of the instruments within an orchestra work together in harmony to create beautiful music, but none of them stand out alone. Together they sound better than any one of them could separately. My instruments are white oak, ebony, deer antler, copper, lathe, turning tools, woodburning tools, dye, acrylic paint, bleach, and lacquer. My finished composition sings its own song."