Friday, September 11, 2009

Timber for the Path

Over recent months Barry has been involved in creating a public art pathway here in Maleny. The work is complete and the path is selaed and now it it just waiting for the story to be told. So...I get to write the story on another big lump of timber!

The path is in six panels each panel telling part of the history of the hinterland. We have recycled some wonderful timber from Judy and David Paulson, Barry has trimmed it, sanded it and put it together for a sign and now it's down to me. It measures about 1.8m long by 0.7m high.

It is different to the piece I did for David Linton as the timber is a really dark red and the black ink won't show up so I am testing a few alternatives. Luckily we had a downpour during the week which showed me the best option.

Drawing up and writing will happen over the weekend I hope - all the test runs have been done, nibs chosen, size and spacing now it's down to the writing.

This is a shot of the timber and some tests, before and after rain. Also the left hand side had a varnish on it.

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait for the panels to tell me the history of the HINTERLAND !


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