Offerings to the Wind

“Bloom Effect” at the Port Angeles Fine Art Center

By Dan Cautrell / July 2, 2011 / 0 Comments

This is my latest installtion related to the Adornment Series.  I was invited to do another piece to the annual Art Outside Exhibition at the PAFAC.  With the help of the Center director, Jake Senuik, we were able to create a piece that expanded my own ideas of an installation.  He really made it “involve”…

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Uh oh…”Seeds” is missing….

By Dan Cautrell / May 27, 2011 / 0 Comments

Well, it looks like another over zealous art enthusiast has taken another Offerings "off the wall"…I noticed yesterday that "Seeds" on Woodinville/Duvall Road has been removed…I guess I am going to have to replace it…

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Offerings To The Wind Project

By Dan Cautrell / March 14, 2011 / 1 Comment

This is the second installation of the Adornment series. I rushed it up to have it ready to include in a grant application that I was submitting. As I have already mentioned, to me it seems contrived and deliberate not inspired and spontaneous. But still, there it is…I already have another installation in the works….…

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Offerings To The Wind Project

By Dan Cautrell / December 29, 2010 / 0 Comments

This is a custom piece I did for a local supporter who had seen the Offerings installations around and contacted me to do a piece for her. She did not give me much information as to what she wanted but in our conversations I was able to at least get a "thread" of information to…

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Offerings To The Wind Project

By Dan Cautrell / November 4, 2010 / 0 Comments

This is the first installation for the Adornments Series which is an extension of the Offerings To The Wind Project. As an initial study "Pods" serves as an experiment in, 1) creation of the individual elements and 2) development of installation approach. I am not going to reveal it's location at this time…

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Unbelievably Poignant Request

By Dan Cautrell / October 7, 2010 / 0 Comments

I received this request a couple of days ago….How am I to respond to such an incredible request?…The poignancy is overwhelming… "…I saw one of your wood cut installations off of Hwy 203 on my way from Carnation.  My family is moving to Lake Marcel soon – building permits take time.  I want to talk…

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“In Memory Of A Madrona” Installtion@PAFAC

By Dan Cautrell / June 19, 2010 / 0 Comments

This is the completed installation at the Port Angeles Fine Art Center for the ART OUTSIDE Exhibition 2010.  Eighteen artists were invited to do outdoor installations in Websters Woods on the grounds of the Art Center.  It was great to be invited to be part of the “happening” and there were a lot of amazing…

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Getting ready for Art Outside@PAFAC

By Dan Cautrell / June 17, 2010 / 0 Comments

These are a couple of the carved end pieces to be installed at the Art Outside Exhibition at the Port Angeles Fine Art Center.  This is a good example of how the designs are worked up in the studio based on tracings of the log ends.They are unstained and unfinished.  I will be installing five…

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Forget Me Not for Patti. “this is a house of memories”…

By Dan Cautrell / June 3, 2010 / 1 Comment

This a piece that I made for Patti K.  a colleague of Paula’s who is retiring this year from teaching.  I came to know Patti from car pooling her and Paula to work on occasion.  She often commented on the forget-me-nots growing like weeds in my yard. I kind of like them too because they…

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Inspired by The Light…Spring and a warming trend!!

By Dan Cautrell / May 25, 2010 / 0 Comments

This is the first "personal use" piece that I made based on the Offerings Project.  Actually, I made it for the Duvall Library Plant and Garden Art Sale.  No one bought it so now I am putting at my house.  It was originally inspired by the behavior of some plants that have blooms that position…

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Another custom piece: Mr Wright’s Flower

By Dan Cautrell / May 1, 2010

Mr Wright contacted me through a local gallery.  He noticed the Offerings installations and wanted to commission me to do one for him.  He delivered his own tree round to my studio and simply told me to do something on it. He liked the flower idea so that is what I did.  I have to…

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Custom “Thistle” Related to Offerings

By Dan Cautrell / April 19, 2010

This is a custom commission for a client who learned of my work from the Offerings To The Wind Project.  As it turns out, he is also a neighbor of mind living in Lake Marcel.  He commissioned it for his wife who is an avid gardener and Scottish.  I have never met her but It…

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Confirmed! Installation at Port Angeles Fine Art Center

By Dan Cautrell / April 10, 2010

I just confirmed with Jake Senuik, Director of the Port Angeles Fine Art Center, that I will be doing a series of Offerings installations in Websters Woods on the grounds of the Art Center for the Art Outside Exhibition.  I will be heading to Port Angeles next week to scout the Woods and develop a…

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Touching Note from a Local.

By Dan Cautrell / April 3, 2010

This is a note that someone sent to me expressing her appreciation for the Offerings Project.  The specific installation that she is referring to is “Meadow” located in McCormick Park in Duvall.  It is very moving to receive comments like this that express such heartfelt gratitude for art in their community.  I was not really…

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Local Art Orgs Come Through!!

By Dan Cautrell / March 30, 2010

Thanks to some funding from a couple of local art organizations I am able to continue with some of the Offerings installations. The Duvall Cultural Commission and the Cascade Arts and Culture Council have provided some support for the Offerings Project with a stipend to purchase supplies and materials.  These two organizations are the driving…

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“Drops” Rains on Hwy 203

By Dan Cautrell / March 24, 2010

This is the latest installation on Hwy 203 near Fay Road.  I have often used "drops" in my work to represent rain or the movement of water.  In this case it loosely symbolizes the the "watershed"…Rains and snow melt moving down from the highlands to the Valley by stream and rivers coursing through the landscape…

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Rabbi Beholds the Humility of Offerings

By Dan Cautrell / March 22, 2010

This is a link to an article in the Seattle Times about the Offerings Project

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River Current News, Little Article about the Project

By Dan Cautrell / March 20, 2010

This is the link to an article written in the River Current News about the Offerings To The Wind "mystery".

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“Star” hangs near Lake Marcel

By Dan Cautrell / March 17, 2010

This piece is installed in my neighborhood in the small community of Lake Marcel.  There were many trees that came down during the storm.  Most of them have been completely removed due to hazard or development of the properties.  However, this particular site is near a creek which makes it ineligible for development.  I actually…

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From “Thunderbird” to “Seeds”.

By Dan Cautrell / March 12, 2010

This is the replacement for the removed “Thunderbird”.  Just as the Thunderbird paid homage to the Native American history of the area so does the “Seeds” installation.  This site as about 8 feet off the  ground so when Thunderbird was taken it required some effort.  However, because it sounds like the “perps” were caught in…

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