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Tree Rings

We’ll be calling these pieces “Tree Rings” when we debut them in the Summer Lights show at duthie gallery on July 1st.

The Tree Rings came about after we were invited once again to take part in the Summer Lights show on Salt Spring Island. Since we have been working with large amounts of split Pine Beetle wood recently, we saw it fit to take our idea for the colour-tinted resin tops to the outdoors with these illuminated pieces.

During the day they are a nice perch for your feet or your drink or your . Simple and playful.

...come gather 'round!

At night however, they transform into something else entirely. Illuminated from within, the different coloured tints in the acrylic resins flood the surrounding area with a bright and lively luminescence .

Summer Lights features illuminated works of  art in the environment, artifice in nature, pieces of public art made to be visible in the dark. Viewable from distances and infinite perspectives, they  illuminate the trails and the towering trees of the Woodworks landscape and transform it into a new place, startling, playful and beautiful.  Each piece changes and evolves through the day in different lights and times and weathers.

duthie gallery is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm and  FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT  from  NINE TO MIDNIGHT through July and August.

duthie gallery
125 Churchill Rd. Salt Spring Island
For more information: 250-537-9606

visit their blog here


“Summer Lights” Show Open!

We’ve just gotten back from installing our huge, 8-foot-tall Squiddy Guards at Salt Spring Wood Works Gallery’s beautiful location on Salt Spring Island. We even managed to find a tree for the Squiddy Guard Bench to encircle!

The Wood Works Gallery can be found at 125 Churchill Road on Salt Spring Island.

SUMMER LIGHTS

July, August, September
Sun-Thurs 10am – 5pm

NIGHT GALLERY
Friday / Saturday night
9 – midnight

A tall white Squiddy Guard stands at the entrance to the show, ready to light the way come nightfall.

It's amazing how much more light the white Squiddy casts than the black one!

Squiddy Bench


These tall squiddies were made using 2×4′s of pine run through a bandsaw. We highlighted the texture using thick black pencil crayon, or blue or white for the Bench Guard and Black Guard, respectively.

We bolted them together before sawing them down - best to make sure they'll stand up first!