Hexagon Beverage Trays, 2018
Wood, pigmented finishes, gold leaf (on two of them), and clear finish
3″ x 19″ x 19″ or 3″ x 16″ x 20″
NOTE: The pink one with orange asterisk is SOLD. The pink one with gold stars will be offered in this year’s benefit auction at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, and is therefore not available from me directly.
I’ve always been fascinated with equilateral triangular grids and the hexagons they produce. In 2018 I started by limiting myself to 30 and 60 degree angles, and I made five of these structures. Then I used them to explore a variety of color and pattern ideas. Each one is unique. The topcoat is a restaurant-grade table finish, so they should be able to handle some moisture from actual use as beverage serving trays. They are original artworks though, so you know, don’t get too crazy. They can also hang easily on a wall.