“I like the tiny feet of the wooden vessel, ‘A Tale of Pupukea.’ What a pretty way to remember a tree!” - from the museum comment board (swipe left to see photos of the artwork)
This vessel was made from a loquat tree in Pupukea, on the North Shore of Oʻahu. “After giving fruit for many years, this very old loquat tree died...the stump was gifted to me and from it I created this piece in order to prolong its life in a different form and purpose.” - Francisco Clemente
“A Tale of Pupukea” / Francisco Clemente / loquat wood / 2015 / Art in Public Places Collection of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts / on view in “ACCESSION” at the Hawai`i State Art Museum in downtown Honolulu / acquired from the Hawaii Forest Industry Association’s “Hawaii’s Woodshow 2015” exhibit.
Most of the locking lid boxes I turned in the last 2 weeks, made from Beech and Oak.
These are almost ready to be painted and oiled before uploading them to my shop along with a few more bowls. I'll try to go live (on the "story" ) tomorrow around noon time, turning a bowl if you want to join me and see some or the whole process of turning a small bowl on the pole lathe, assuming I'll have enough signal to do so in a reasonable quality, as I never tried it before.
These beautiful wood turned vessels are so precise and clever we sometimes get lost in them! Come see these pieces for yourself in our current show 'Terra Incognita.' (Derrick Te Paske | 'Iron Matron' |ebonized oak, patinated copper leaf & tacks | 18x13 | $3500)