8 April 2019. This round piece, Rondel, was created back in 2014. I did like the piece at the time but somehow, over the years, it never seemed “complete” to me. I wondered what to do with a work that I was less then satisfied with. Was it me, my expectations, or just an accurate assessment that I had not reached what I was aiming for.
Now working on another large piece (still using parts of that old upright piano that Marie and I had taken apart), I was pleased with the bottom section but somehow, I couldn’t get the top focal part right. I had tried several directions and yet, nothing seemed to fit.
It occurred to me that I could build on what I had done. Perhaps that old piece, that never felt complete could now take on a new life. So Rondel now has found a new home atop
the piece I was creating. In the above image, the piece is mostly engineered but still needs
to be stained, screwed and glued. Rondel now feels complete and is now a “New Rondel”.