Inspired by wooden wagon wheels, this piece references the pilgrimage many make from the countryside to the city, in search of fortune, fame and freedom.
City Wheel is composed of wedge shaped pieces of cherry, oak, ash, and maple. After a few preliminary drawings to determine the geometry of each piece, a template was made to assure each was made to the correct angle. Next, I put my headphones on, found a good rhythm to work to, and started cutting. I find this work to be very relaxing and therapeutic, an escape from some of the hyper-technical aspects of woodworking. Each piece is intricately cut using a band saw, no two alike, a reference to the idea that cities are the land of endless possibility.
Check out this short time lapse video of the city wheel being made:
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