Friday, April 07, 2006

Pacific West Coast

This tung nut oiled red cedar wind chime clearly is Pacific West Coast. The beauty of the Pacific West Coast is striking~ I strive to bring some of that beauty to my art. For more information on this wind chime, or to buy it, Click Here.

All my artwork is heavily influence by the beauty of the Pacific West Coast. But some creations really shout West Coast. Case in point: the piece pictured above.

Around here, large cedar decks are more the rule than the exception. And what could look more at home on such a deck than a wind chime featuring lots of red cedar?

Walking along any beach here, if you look closely you are likely to find small pieces of sand and surf polished glass. These little jewels are commonly known as beach, or sea glass. My youngest son collected hundreds of pieces, and I was so struck by the beauty of this glass that I determined to find a way to make my own beach glass. I now use this glass extensively in my artwork.

There couldn't be a nicer metal than copper to use with cedar. Best of all, as the copper ages, it darkens and looks even nicer. And the high quality of my wind chimes assures that there will be many years of aging~ built to last.

The Pacific West Coast is truly beautiful~ I strive to bring some of that beauty to my work.


  1. Stunning colours and yes you're right - they do have a lot of the Pacific West Coast in them.
    However, they will be beautiful in a place that need that extra touch of colour as well since they are so radiant in themselves.

  2. Hi Christa,
    Thank you for your nice comment. Oh yes, you are so right! I guess I did almost make it sound like these had to be out on a West Coast deck~ but not at all. How nice anywhere~ even in a busy downtown office-- a little warmth and color is always welcome anywhere. Thanks again! Tim.

  3. A downtown office would probably need them more than anyone else... :)

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