Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Art on seats

On Monday afternoon I worked with Pam, Emma and Rachael cutting Pam's Indigenous totem designs into four very large and very heavy boomerang shaped bench seats. These seats will be part of an Indigenous Yarning Circle located at the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre.

As you can see from the photos below we cut over Pam's chalked lines on the seats with routers with vee shaped cutting blades.

©2013 Barry Smith - Emma doing the detail with the mini router
©2013 Barry Smith - Emu
G2013 Barry Smith - Fish
©2013 Barry Smith - Turtle
©2013 Barry Smith - Kangaroo
Pam is yet to paint into the grooves; then they will be sanded one last time; oiled; and then cemented in a specially prepared circle. I will show you more when it is finished in about 4 weeks time.

I like the way these turned out - different way of drawing on wood. Photos taken with the iPhone and reproduced with Pam and Emma's permission.


  1. You do such interesting stuff in your area. My shrine arrived today, just love it, thank you. Its on my blog.

    1. Hi P - so glad you Travellers' Shrine arrived. Thanks for your support in buying it and for giving me a shout out on your blog - I hope it brings you much joy. Peace. B

  2. You have such an arty community Barry. Very inspiring.

  3. Loved the etched animals! What a great place Maleny is!


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