Title: Drive by
Date of Construction: April 22, 2018
This 32 inch diameter nostalgic collage is titled, “Drive by” and it is anchored by the speedometer from a 1939 Ford Mercury. A center gear with embedded toggle switches is ringed by fuel gauges and matchbox cars. The work is created on a foundation of Baltic Birch and pieces are hand made by laser cutting and staining. Each carefully crafted piece is carefully positioned to create an overall pattern that draws the work together to be pleasing to the eye. The items are meticulously placed with industrial-grade adhesive, with the construction beginning in the center and working outward to the final, outer edge. The construction process takes place over several weeks. The completed pattern is then sealed using four coats of epoxy resin, which creates a shimmer and protects the work. The resin allows the work to be fully appreciated both visually and tactfully, as one can safely experience the texture of the individual pieces by tracing a finger over the hundreds of different textured pieces. This work is a beautiful way to inspire and calm your essential spaces.