c a b i n e t s
Corner Cabinet with Boy in Tree
purpleheart, pine tiger maple, aromatic cedar, 32x17x77 - ©1994*
The boy in tree is part of the carving in the
pediment and is a tongue-and-cheek self portrait
of the little child in all of us.
This cabinet was inspired by Southern Country
variations of "High Style" and rendered in a
kind of Carpenter Gothic style with exotic
material which lends a mysterious element to the
piece. The case section is made of clear
pine joined by a slip tongue and nailed
as the original maker fastened the boards.
The center carving is a piece of aromatic cedar
which lent itself to the tree form and provided
the opportunity for me to put my own child face
in the tree looking out at the world in
wonderment. The mouse, also of cedar, finds
its way up the rear third leg creating a soft tension
to the whole.