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CUBED’

February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Cube is a  solid core, covered by 1/8″ beveled laser etched panels and measures 4.5″x4.5″x4.5″. It was painstakingly painted with 4 different stains, features a no-slip rubber base, was sealed with BIOSHIELD© Hard Oil & cured for a week. It was finished with BIOSHIELD Hardwax# 32, cured a few days more & buffed to provide a satiny smooth durable waterproof seal. It has no functional purpose other than to […]
TOMATO PEPS’

February 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

‘Tomato Peps’ is a laser etched illustration that was originally a stencil. Most seasons, I try to get cherry tomatoes planted in the spring if possible. I always get excited when the fruits finally appear, even more as they ripen up. I’ve spent a lot of time fascinated by the rapid way the plants unfurl, the lines inspire me. I painstakingly transferred the image from a salvaged digital file. Went […]
NUMINOUS

February 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Numinous was an opportunity to create a laser etched sandwich board for a cannabis extraction company. Although the design work was created by another firm, I was able to translate the logo, along with incidental developments, onto a rich wood grain. It stands at 22″ tall & is 14″ wide. It’s sealed with BIOSHIELD© Hard Oil, a superior low VOC penetrating finish & finished with BIOSHIELD© Hardwax #32.
unfinished PANELED PLANTER

March 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Designed with a paneling process that covers a solid 1/4″ core, this piece was created from an assemblage of 1/8″ salvaged wood slabs. With a construction technique more akin to collage, I hope to create visually dynamic fields and continue to explore this methodology on future projects.
FRANK A. LUCIA

March 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Re-purposed Wood mini-Planter 5″x 3″x 6.5″ This piece was made from a salvaged wood print & illustrates the kind of reclaimed material I try to source, old weathered materials that possess a quality you can’t mimic. I tried to let the incidental shape of my source material guide the design, and am open to letting the materials at hand shape how they are re-purposed.
PATTERNMAKING

March 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

PATTERN MAKING From laser etched coasters to intricate screen-printed designs, I will continue to explore possibilities of pattern-making across mediums. I strive to create patterns that are subtle yet dynamic, vibratory visual fields where the eye has plenty to bounce around in. Interested in creating your own pattern? It all starts with a fractal. I can help you create your patterns via screen-printing or laser etching.      
PANELED PLANTER BOX

March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

The latest in a series of salvaged panel planter boxes. Measuring 6″ wide 8.5″ tall  & 4.5″ deep, it’s designed as a wall hanging planter that you could just as easily place on the ground. The bottom drainage is polypropylene fabric whose permeable surface facilitates quick drainage & helps curb moisture levels.
iPAD ACCOUTREMENTS

March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

This is a Douglas Fir iPad stand. It’s equipped with a lazy susan for spin action, pitched at a slight angle with a reinforced neck, and snugly holds an i-pad. Designed to be solid yet streamlined, I wanted to make sure it looked nice from any angle, while providing enough protection so as not to leave one’s iPad too exposed to any potential hazards in the work environment.
BUSINESS SIGN

March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

A laser etched, wall-mounted, business sign/planter box. Constructed from mahogany & features a ‘black eyed susan’ flowering plant, growing along the guide line to eventually circl the channel of the frame. I chose mahogany for it’s open grain, rich warmth & relative quietness as a grain. The laser etched logo was left unfinished (and meticulously sanded) to preserve the quality of the exposed grain.  
COASTERS

March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

A collection of laser etched coasters made from glyphs & original digital illustrations. This is the first batch hot off the epilog laser engraver, there will be more to come. Each is 1/8″ thick multiply with a natural rubber bottom piece to prevent slippage. All are unfinished with a preference for the natural tone of the  grain. These lightweight & stylish coasters can be sold individually as well as in […]
FLASKS

March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

This 4oz flask is molded with an African Mahogany veneer. It has been sanded and finished with Bioshield Aqua Resin Stain Finish, a no VOC environmentally friendly water based finish. An incredible amount of minutiae was necessary to complete this stylish project. I will continue to explore other suitable non-threatened wood veneers, such as Ziricote.