Matt turned 29 last week, and for his birthday
I wanted to make a piece of art with his favorite quote.
Here is what I came up with. (Inspired by my friend Kits quoted paintings..)
My Dad owns a welding shop,
That idea didn't work though... the plasma burner couldn't handle all the text :(
So onto idea number 2...
A wood cut sign.
It turned out sooo much better then I ever thought!!!
How we did it:
We took a large piece of wood, and stained it a darker color.
Then had a rubber sticker made in the form of all the words, and placed it onto the stained wood.
Next we sand blasted the whole thing.
The sand pellets repel off of the rubber, leaving the quoted words raised
and the rest of the wood eaten away.
I love how you can see all the grooves and rings in the wood!!!
The quote is from Matt's favorite book series Dune.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.