Friday, February 03, 2006

Chair

Badwood
Once again, deadlines won't allow me to create something new this week, so I offer this "chair" that I did some time ago. It was for a story about how insane it is to sacrifice old-growth, exotic species of trees for the sake of high-end lawn furniture.

15 comments:

Piotr said...

Extremely powerful! I love the contrast and the simplicity of the idea. Awesome illustration!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

Beautiful work and always a timely subject. watercolor?

Joe said...

Great ill. and post!

Twisselman said...

Great illustration for that story. At first I thought it was the work of some really talented beavers. The problem with cutting the old-growth timber is one we face here in California with our magnificent stands of redwoods.

Ester said...

I agree with the insanity in that. I find it interesting that this image really can go both ways too, depending on the opinion of the viewer. Really nicely done (I agree too - the edges of the wood look like beaver chewings).

Katili said...

Great picture and really , it is insane to do things like that just because someone has enough money. Argh. But I love your picture and the message to go with it.

Aravis said...

Great message, beautifully illustrated.

mimi-chocolat said...

Fantastic, I love yor style, it's so "dreamy", makes me think I'm in a Fairy tale :)

The Unknown said...

Wow! Awesome illo and message.
love

Rick Lovell said...

Thanks, all, for the kudos.
Ascender, it's acrylics, but I use acrylics much like watercolor, especially for textures and foliage. I work in thin glazes and use sponges, toothbrushes and anything else I can get my hands on to make natural things look gnarly and rich.

carla said...

You certainly make the point! On a lioghter note, I was thinking at first that it was some magic chair deep within the forest...the loght that filters through the trees is almost heavenly! Beautiful work Rick!

m.b said...

Powerful indeed. And perfect for the theme this week! Your work is just amazing!

Gerald said...

new or old...this is an incredible illustion.

Jaimie said...

Simply beautiful. the detail is incredible.

The Whippy Curly Tails said...

This is wonderful!

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