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Prowell's Escher Wood Gate #207



 

 

WOOD GARDEN GATE #207
This Double Garden Gate is Base Cost + 245%
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Gate #207 is a study in illusory planes.
As a teenager, Charles first discovered the illustrations of MC Escher within the shelves of his mother's reference library. Also an illustrator, she maintained a large inventory of those whose work she found either inspiring or technically beneficial to her own work. But to Charles, Escher represented a trend in geometric lines and intersecting planes he would identify with for the rest of his life.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Exceptional wood gate #207
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
contemporary wood gate design #207

 

 

The back, or property side, photographed prior to the finish.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
modern unique wood gate #207

 

 

    GARDEN GATE #207_1
   
    Base Cost + 115%

 

 


With 207-1 we've eliminated the two vertical mid-stiles and manipulated the arrangement of the light and dark tones of cedar for a wholly new effect.

To enhance and maintain the lighter and darker tones, the gate has been finished with two sprayed coats of WoodRX 'Natural, with a lifeline of 7-8- years.

Identical on both sides.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prowell's Exceptional and Unique wood gates 207

 

 

In-Progress

  #207                                                
 

Dadoing the half laps along one of the two vertical grid stiles.

  modern geometry wood gate
  #207                              
 

The pattern must be joined and assembled in a specific sequence.

  building the unique wood gate #207, by Prowell
  #207                              
 


  designing Prowell's  custom wood gate #207
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Assembling the final product.

  modernist contemptory wood garden gate #207
  #207                              
 

 

wood gates Two of the more geometric examples of the work of M.C. Escher.
Stare at them long enough and you'll develop a headache.

 
#207-progress
 
Illussion wood gates   Escher wood gates by prowell


   
 

wood gates Rummaging through old photos and discovering something worth noting. In his third year at Southern Illinois University, Charles shared a dank, swampy basement with five others. Desperate for a private studio, a niche was claimed within the boilerroom. Pinned to the brick is a miscellany of sketches as well as a mural that might be more of a testament to the culture of 1970 than anything of artistic merit.

But it's the painting in the upper left that catches our eye. Having given up on the staid parameters of architecture that winter for the surreal and mind-expanding Art Department, he repeatedly produced paintings of geometrical influence. The same interlocking vectors that show up in works like gate #207, 45 years later. What makes it more interesting is the paintings were his rendition of live nude model classes. Until eventually his professor kindly suggested that he head over to the Design Department, foreoging the nudes for the direct rebuttals of Professor Buckminster Fuller's brand of art.

 
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wood gates And why not. As long as we're waxing nostalgic, a look at the times. Standing before the tapestry partitioning off the boilerroom dungeon, Charles and his long-time girlfriend, K.

 
1970
 

   

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