13″x14″x21″ cherry, bleached alder, cocobolo, latex paint, and white wax
The “Arab Spring” series incorporates Egyptian geometries and grafitti-inspired calligraphy, allowing me to experiment with more relief work on the CNC router. I was so happy with my original three-drawer piece that I decided to make another with a few changes: cherry wood and bleach to lighten the overall effect and a bottom shelf for magazines.
“Arab Spring #2”, cherry, bleached alder, cocobolo, latex paint, and white wax
Moving clockwise around the box, the calligraphy spells out the words “Arab Spring” in Arabic.
I had an idea that the entire drawers, not just the drawer fronts, could become part of the design if they were housed in a frame rather than a box.
In this close-up, you can see the intricate relief carving which wraps all the way around the back of the box.