Saturday, November 23, 2013
There's a quality of mechanized precision to most of the commercially available rosettes that I think is at odds with a handmade aesthetic. I like the little irregularities this process imparts. They're not jarring, but they do add a floating quality, and visual movement. It takes quite a while to make one of these things, but there's a kind of novelty to the process. It's contemplative. In the example on the right in red cedar, I decreased the size of the border and flip-flopped the border tile (made from the exact same veneer lamination), and it creates a significant contrast. I thought the larger field of pearwood might echo the color of the cedar in a pleasant way.