Sole Identity #AJ1 – Laser Etched Wood

Is the soul of a sneaker reflected in the sole?

This is #AJ1 in the series of sneaker inspired art, based on the sole of the Jordan Brand sneakers. (Jordan I sole)

Laser etched on wood panel (1.5″ deep profile).
Hand sanded, then finished with a deep chestnut stain and gloss coated.
Due to nature of wood, each one is unique.
Measures 10″x10″ .

Limited Edition of 23. Individually signed and numbered.

Now available at the shop.

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Jordan Coffin Shoebox – Wood Toy

If you weren’t able to make it out to the “Fresh To Death” art show this past Saturday night down in San Diego at Rosewood, here are photos of the third coffin shoebox wood toy that was created for the event. This toy is styled like a Jordan Brand sneaker box and is wearing a pair of gold Jordan IV’s. It also has the same specs as the other two.

Each coffin shoebox figure is adored with matching “fresh” golden sneakers and they stand at almost 10″ tall. They are laser cut and engraved out of wood, then assembled and painted with a vintage/worn feel. Inside the coffins features a Hawaiian print floral lining, as well air vents on the “top” of them, as they can be filled with potpourri. These both tie into the theme of “Fresh To Death”. They are ready to hang on the wall, as well as being to stand on their feet or on their backs.

If you were at the show, you saw the full display, which includes matching skeletons and potpourri flowers inside the coffins. Furthermore, each of these pieces are entitled “2 Feet Under”, and are editioned by their “brand”. Here are some pics of all three together as well as the skeleton surprises:

This turned out to be a BONUS #weeklytoyproject, since I finished this last week and it was revealed over the weekend. Look out for a recap and photos of the “Fresh To Death” art show this week.

Nike Coffin Shoebox – Wood Toy

In case you can’t make it to the “Fresh To Death” Art Show tomorrow at Rosewood San Diego, here  is the reveal of the 2nd Coffin Shoebox Wood Toy that will be on display there.

This one is fashioned after the classic Nike sneaker box, features the Nike Air Max 90 on it’s feet, and has all the specifications of the Adidas themed one:

Each coffin shoebox figure is adored with matching “fresh” golden sneakers and they stand at almost 10″ tall. They are laser cut and engraved out of wood, then assembled and painted with a vintage/worn feel. Inside the coffins features a Hawaiian print floral lining, as well air vents on the “top” of them, as they can be filled with potpourri. These both tie into the theme of “Fresh To Death”. They are ready to hang on the wall, as well as being to stand on their feet or on their backs.

“Fresh To Death” is only one day away, so try to make it out there and be sure to look for the hidden surprise inside each coffin. The event starts at 7pm, so get there early, since you will want to participate in the charity art auction and holiday toy drive, which benefits the Boys and Girls Club of San Diego!

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1st Anniversary Laser Cut Framed Paper Design

My wife Janice and I celebrated our 1st Anniversary last month and as a gift I created this framed laser cut artwork for her, but just getting around to posting about it now. The 1st Anniversary is known as the “Paper Anniversary” and one is supposed to give a “paper gift”, so I figured I would try out a new style and utilize the laser cutter. We still had some extra invitation sets, so I recycled them in this piece as the “paper”. For the design, I used our wedding CJ logo (look closely and you can see a C and J within the middle section) as well as some gear symbols that we used(6 points, 9 points, 12 points to symbolize the date 06/09/12), all intertwined with connecting rings and lines in three layers. I also created the frame to place the paper in using plywood and plexiglass and etched our names and design on it as well.

Creating this has inspired some other ideas, so I have been working on a couple other things of similar style. Stay tuned for those.

Year of the Snake

To celebrate the new Lunar New Year, here is “Year of the Snake”.

20″x20″

Painted laser cut and engraved wood on painted canvas.

 

Year of the Dragon – Silver Edition

To cap off  the end of the Year of the Dragon, I created a smaller Silver Edition of the “Year of the Dragon” piece from before. This one measures 12″x12″ (instead of 20″x20″) and is also created out of painted engraved and laser cut wood on acrylic on canvas. Stay tuned for “Year of the Snake”.