Ive been working on improving my workspace at home. I’m always shuffling between sketching, painting, computer work, and back to sketching. I’m putting together a desk to work on large drawings and to provide an efficient layout for my laptop and stacks of projects. With these things in mind, I began to expand on the idea of the chair above. The seat is mainly inspired by the old desk chairs from school and the over-sized masonite clipboards for large drawings. I think the bright white really brings the simple design up to date.
I’m working on the structure for the new lowrider sculpture. I’m excited about how its coming together. Its a bit bigger than the first one I built. I have many more resources to fabricate metal and wooden parts this time around, and things are coming together pretty well.
I used a blade to cut out the body’s shape from 1/8″ plywood. I then sandwiched the ply together with wood glue, and clamped them while they held the arc i wanted. I used the weight of the clamps on opposite ends to sag the front and rear end, creating the curve. When the top and bottom sheets are curved, theyre glued and nailed together using more ply. Next comes the sides of the body, cutting weel-wells and interior compartment, and lining the body with a sculpting material. Many questions are still unanswered, but I’ll figure it all out as I work.