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Prowell's Abstract Garden Gate #210






Difficult to say from where this inspiration originated. The geometry of Origami coupled with a hint of Cubism infused with a realm of Looney Tunes.

#210 might be better considered as a perfume, with a scent that emanates throughout, but whose pupillary focus cannot be so easily defined.

Abstract Garden Gate 210 by Prowell Woodworks

Charles deferring to the ergonomics of the easel for the inlay.
 Unique wood gate 210


Light and dark toned western cedars to create depth and various planes
Black African Wenge for it's rigid density.
Yellow agate marbles

Exceptional wood gate #210


Picasso wood gate
Unusual Wood Gates #210


Unique  Wood Gates #210


Unbelievable garden gates by Prowell



The Marbles are reminiscent of the Where's Waldo books.
Summon the kids, or grandkids, and tell them to find the 3 marbles hidden within the photo at the top of this page.

 Abstract wood gates


Contemporary abstract gates 210


Modern wood gate #210




March 7, 2016

As a start, acute and obtuse angles, dictating everything to come.

  Creating a one-of-a-kind garden gate

Joining the primary segments with small Wenge tenons and a 1/4" gap.
Introducing a continuous Wenge spline that will ultimately serve to anchor whatever else spins off these two primary segments.

  Designing a modern abstract wood gate

  Beautiful wood gate #210

The primary wenge spline is set to a pair of Wenge oval bases, which will have to be mirrored elsewhere at some juncture.

Upper right corner three angles combining toward an abstract canvass.

Lower left the first look at some method of vanishing perspectives that will ultimately become the initial focal point--where the eye gravitates on first glance. Here I have in mind a cross between abstract, and Looney Tunes. By this I mean an aesthetic that surpasses the realm of known and expected geometry to something that suspends reality.

  amazing wood gates #210

The lower left effect following half a dozen attempts to accomplish a mind's-eye goal of blending cartoon illustration within a platform of acute and obtuse angles.

  complex wood gates #210

More confusing to create than I had imagined. The receding perspective is less apparent, and the cartoon effect is nominal. Nevertheless, it becomes the anchor, the footing, to where the eye begins it's slow scrutiny of making sense of what is essentially nonsense.

  striking wood gates #210

The upper right corner and how the use of the Wenge splines and secondary spline allow the contrast and separation of what otherwise would be slabs of geometrical planes.

  Designing a wood gate by prowell

Cutting, marking, and fitting pieces as dry-fits into an accurate layout. By accurate we mean their alignment. If that alignment skewers by a pencil line, then the actual joinery and glue-up will eventually be amiss for the permanent assembly process.

  Contemporary wood gates by Prowell

An out-of-square frame set with 3/4" stock in a darker hue of cedar as a background.

It helps to photograph the composition and look at it with a perspective not possible while actually working on the piece. Similar to an impressionist painting; when viewed up close it offers no clues to what can actually be seen from a more distanced perspective.

  Unbelievable wood gates #210


The most expensive painting ever sold.
Picasso's Les Femmes d'Alger
$175,375,000 in 2015

Picasso Les Femmes d'Alger



e'll throw in the matching continuum of the shop railing, which might at first glance seem a little elaborate for a woodworking shop. Works such as this, and the #210 gate, offer something that's so easily dismissed by the hard science of what we consider important. The fundamental needs. And yet they offer an opportunity to contemplate, to study the canvass for glimpses of insight that in turn affect our former perspective of the known world.

Unique wood stair railing #210
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Exceptional outdoor wood stair railing



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