Research at the California State Railroad Museum



With the Artists Collaborative Gallery showing our work, we’re making a locomotive themed piece. Its being specifically sized to be easy to transport in the hopes that visitors from out of State (or perhaps even out of country) might be able to take a piece home with them. But every good design starts with the same thing: research!

I’ll wandering around the California State Railroad Museum (http://www.csrmf.org/) looking for inspiration. And it abounds with some pretty stunning examples of it! I’m honing in on a side shot, with brass accents, perhaps 18 to 22″ in length. Its should look lovely on a wall, fit nicely into a piece of luggage, and work wonderfully with some of the salvage glass from one of our larger pieces.

 

Matsumoto Castle



This is a concept sketch and render of a piece I’m working based on Matsumoto-Jo, in Matsumoto Japan.  This would be about 36″ across, made of 7 layers of laser cut wood backlit with LED rope lights. The foundation would be water jet slate stone that would then be mortared to the surface.

 

 
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