Whenever I get close to the edge of a high place anymore I experience vertigo. I never used to. I used to climb some of the local cliffs with others, and no ropes, and never broke any bones. But now when I’m near the edge I’m useless. Someone obviously doesn’t have the same problem that I have.
This is proof that not everyone should attempt to create art. I don’t consider this art. However, it is something I created and am posting it. It is in actuality a photo of a highway with taillights at the end and was shot through my windshield at night, and then inverted. So this is what I call playing around and manipulating.
This wrap is a chevron and was on one of the handcrafted walking sticks I create and sell. The wrap is a very easy one – but still takes around 8 plus hours to do by hand. Wrapped one thread at a time.
The video of Lee’s I was referring to is called Paige’s Dragonfly. It is a longer piece, but really neat. Look it up on Youtube. Thanks.
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Another of the decorative thread wraps I wrap on walking sticks which I also carve.
Some of the thread wrap artwork on the walking sticks I create. These particular sticks are gone now, Past creations.
This was another photo which made my digital photo class blush. It was all in good fun and was not meant to be used as anything but art. However I had a woman who was progressive (outside of college) who nearly busted a gasket when she saw it. She would not allow me to display at a public art show with my landscapes even though I wasn’t going to show this photo. Talk about uptight. I had fun shooting this one. It took awhile to get the shots, had to get the positioning right. And at least I kept my hat on.
A muted view of the Robert H. Treman Marina in Ithaca, NY during the very colorful fall.
Once again, myself, modeling for a photo I used in my digital photography class when I was in college. I got an A!
They used to watch me write for hours, and were very good company. I made them who they are, and hopefully they are used for walking as they were meant to be. It’s sad, thinking of them being somewhere outside my realm, not knowing if they are mistreated. I hope they are admired, used properly, and handed down through generations. I built them to last and poured my heart into each and every one of them. They were my humble beginnings.
Another wrap I did for a client. It turned out good with the colors we chose. It’s an interesting art form.
A few of the custom thread wraps I have done on commission on walking sticks I create. They literally take 16-32 hours each, threads are wrapped one at a time to produce a pattern. It takes much patience to do this, and I usually work three hours at a time or chance screwing up. Its rewarding to see the finished product. I have done over 180 carved and wrapped sticks in the past 10 years, would have done more but work keeps getting in the way of my free time.
This was a photo I created for a digital photography project while in college. Don’t be shocked, I used myself as a model. And yes, it was meant to be a little disturbing and different.
A metal sculpture hangs near a parking garage in Ithaca, NY. I got an ants eye view of it.
This was the first wizard I carved about 10 years ago when I was learning to carve. He had quite a vicious demeanor, I still remember the blisters he gave me.
One of the hand wrapped thread patterns featured on the custom walking sticks I produce and sell. About 16 hours of work, each thread individually wrapped.