Monday, September 22, 2014

The Walking Art Project Preview

The Walking Art Project is now in place at Spectrum Health Butterworth Lobby. Stop by for a preview.


ArtPrize 2014 officially starts on Wednesday, September 24 and runs through Sunday October 12.  I will be available during the normal ArtPrize hours:

  • Mon-Thurs   5:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri & Sat    12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Sunday       12:00pm-6:00pm

Monday, September 15, 2014

Walking Art Project – Auditions for Models

Here are a couple of would-be models for The Walking Art Project.

Clever and good looking.  They must take after their grandfather.


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Walking Art Project Complete

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All 25 pieces of the Walking Art Project are shown here assembled together for the first time in my basement.  I couldn’t get a decent panorama photo, so this will have to do for now.

Later this month (September 24) it will be assembled in the lobby of Spectrum Health – Butterworth Hospital.  The floor to ceiling windows at the venue should make for spectacular viewing.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Maple Auger Cane – WAP #23

** Brand NEW Style**

This Maple cane is carved with a double-twist “auger” pattern.

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The Walking Art Project is multi-piece exhibit as part of Grand Rapids, Michigan's ArtPrize® 2014 completion.  It is comprised of 25 walking sticks and canes, each of which is both functional and a work of art.  Created as a tribute to the men and women of the US Armed Forces who were disabled in the course of their service, it represents the journey back to wholeness both physically and spiritually.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Maple Slender Twist (extra long) – WAP #21

This extra long, maple walking stick is carved into a double twist reminiscent of twisted wrought iron.


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Friday, August 1, 2014

Tri-Color Candy Cane – WAP #18

This candy stripe style cane has alternating stripes of three distinct woods: maple, purpleheart, and bloodheart.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

Double Woodspirit Single Twist – WAP #16

This beechwood, walking staff has two woodspirits carved into a buck-rub above a single-twist shaft.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Tri-Color Checkerboard Cane – WAP #15

Similar in design to WAP #1 and WAP #12, this double-twist cane is a swirl of three hardwoods: purpleheart, maple, and bloodheart.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

Thank you to Woodcraft of Grand Rapids

A BIG thank you, btw, to Gary Foote of Woodcraft of Grand Rapids  for providing the stands for The Walking Art Project.

Each walking stick given to a veteran will include a stand.


Native American Woodspirit Cane – WAP #13

This found-wood, beechwood cane has a carved American Indian woodspirit  above a single-twist shaft.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Checkerboard Twist Cane - WAP#12

This cane has walnut outer and maple inner layers carved into a checkerboard, double twist. (Inverse of WAP #1)

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014

Friday, July 4, 2014

Wednesday, July 2, 2014