Offerings to the Wind

“Bloom Effect” at the Port Angeles Fine Art Center

By Dan Cautrell / July 2, 2011 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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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Wonderful Comment from “Common Folk”

By Dan Cautrell / March 6, 2010

This is a comment from a friend of a friend who saw the work and appreciates it.  I am filled with gratitude for all of the “common folk” who have made a point to stop and comment on the Offerings Project.  During the installations several people have pulled over to the side of the road,…

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The “Sun” shines on the highway.

By Dan Cautrell / March 4, 2010

This is the latest installation on Hwy 203 between Duvall and Carnation to replace the “Spiral” installation that was removed and discarded at the scene.  I expanded the staining process to create higher contrast and make it more striking.  During installation the record was broken of passersby stopping to inquire about the project.  Many of…

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Shout Out! To Christine and Jonah

By Dan Cautrell / February 24, 2010

After I mentioned that I couldn’t do another installation at the “Spiral” site until I cleaned up the poor cutting job done by who ever removed it a couple of local supporters of my work took it upon themselves to go down there and do it for me.  I am now energized to get it…

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Five, High and obscure

By Dan Cautrell / February 23, 2010

This is a recent installation in a fairly obscure location that gets less than an hour of sunlight a day at the moment.  It also has an elevated placement so it will really have to be “discovered”.  I find something positive associated with the open hand and it’s “high five” status.  I included the five…

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“Spiral” Missing? Not exactly…

By Dan Cautrell / February 21, 2010

As reported earlier some removed the “Spiral” installation along Hwy 203.  That part is true. It had been removed but not taken.  Who ever removed it simply cut it off and through it into the bushes.  They did not love it so much that they had to have it.  They hated it and didn’t want…

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Offerings “Captured Audience”, School Bus Drivers

By Dan Cautrell / February 20, 2010

It appears that the local school bus drivers are my largest demographic audience.  Three times now, school buses have pulled up during an installation so the drivers can comment on the Offerings they have seen…Yesterday, two bus drivers on winter break stopped in their car while I was photographing one of the installations.  They asked…

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MISSING!…”Spiral” on the highway…

By Dan Cautrell / February 19, 2010

The Spiral Installation has been removed.  It had been in place for one week before someone with a chain saw had to have it….It is fascinating to consider the thought process involved…I am jumping to conclusion of course…Maybe it was DOT who removed it because it was too much of a distraction…I maybe someone was…

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QotD: Mix Tape: Song #1

By Dan Cautrell / February 19, 2010

If you were going to make a mix tape to describe how this week went for you, what’s the first song you’d put on it. Bonus points if you share the song with us.   This week was clear and crisp in the Northwest and a crescent moon hanging in the sky by night and…

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A “perfect moment”, with Sound Track

By Dan Cautrell / February 17, 2010

Tami, a friend of mine, sent me this message the other day about her brief “interaction” with some of the Offerings installations. I have no idea how many of these visual connections happen during the course of the day.  That is the success of the Offerings Project… “…I had a perfect moment today: driving down…

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Meriaten’s Midnight Poem

By Dan Cautrell / February 15, 2010

I am a big fan of Meriaten's midnight poetry session on her Facebook page.  She recently presented me with #149 which was inspired by the Offerings To The Wind Project. "…the trunk show tree ring wood cylinder stamp art on the side of the road trying to escape from the forest pleases me beyond measure…

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