Monday, December 24, 2012

Abstract Organic Live Edge Burl Coffee Table for Glen!


I finally finished this table for a good friend, and I thought I would post some pictures. He had this vintage burl wood slab that used to belong to his aunt, and he asked me to make a new base that would be more updated and that would compliment the shape of the table top. He had a lot of great memories attached to this table. He said he remebered playing with his hotwheels on it as a small child. I was honored to oblige him. I drew up the base on the computer and that helped me to figure out all the various angles. In the end, we decided to go with a Marine Varnish for the wood top, since he might be using it for his outside patio sometimes, and we went with an oil rubbed bronze powder coated finish on the base. I think It came out pretty cool. I haven't really seen anything else like it... enjoy!

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Sunday, December 16, 2012


Retna is a local LA artist whos work I've kind of been following for the last few years. It seems like he's gotten a lot of really big commissions lately and is starting to get noticed big time. After chatting a little bit, turns out we went to the same highschool for a year, and his old studio was a few blocks from where I live, small world. I love it when guys who started off with graph really take it to the next level. I had seen a few of his pieces around town and one day while browsing at the local Art store, I noticed Retna and El Mac had put out a book, "Alianza". It's available on Amazon, but kinda pricey now :/
Alianza El Mac & Retna
Here's a few shots from his solo exhibition at the Michael Kohn Gallery where I was lucky to run into him by chance. I hope one day we we can collaborate on something man!

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He has great fashion sense too. Nice shirt!

Here's a couple of his murals around town: Photobucket Photobucket
here's a few more courtesy of my buddy Mark Imagawa:
Retna Photostream