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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Spiral, Out on the Highway.

By Dan Cautrell / February 11, 2010

Because of the location of this piece, on Hwy 203, with traffic speeds up to 60 mph I needed to make it simple and easy to “read” at speed.  The location is very visible but only form one direction. Although, the logging trucks didn’t  dump their load on me…the thought had crossed my mind.  I…

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“Art coming from the forest”…

By Dan Cautrell / February 9, 2010

While I was installing the Forest piece my studio landlord and her grand daughter happened to notice me and stopped by to see what I was doing.  They often see me working at the studio but are never quite sure what I am doing out there…Abby, did make a comment that was very poetic and…

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Meadow, The Trees Are Alive.

By Dan Cautrell / February 4, 2010

This was an experimental installation on a grove of trees along the edge of McCormick Park in Duvall.  The trees sustained broken branches in the storm and needed to be cut back leaving an opportunity to do a series of small installations.  The site was also used as a back drop for the final scene…

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Now A Word About 4Culture

By Dan Cautrell / February 3, 2010

When I got the grant from Artist Trust I felt encouraged to try for a grant from 4Culture.  They had a “Special Projects” grant available for artists who had  a project they thought worthy of support.  There were some criteria that needed to be met and the Offerings To The Wind Project seemed to fit…

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Forest, For The Trees.

By Dan Cautrell / February 2, 2010

This is an installation that sits at the edge of an area where the trees were all cleared away to increase visibility at the intersection of a new road near Novelty Hill in Redmond.  It is one of the most beautiful sites because of its primordial setting.  And, because of its trajectory it seems to…

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The Mystery Of The Flora Series

By Dan Cautrell / January 30, 2010

The Flora Series represents the three times that I have had to redo  the same installation site due to someone “acquiring” the art.  It has become a test of wills as each time the piece has been removed I make a point to install another one.  Eventually, I am going to use this particular “situation”…

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The Story of the Sun Flower and the Lotus

By Dan Cautrell / January 29, 2010

In winter of 2007 we had more trees go down.  On particular tree fell across Ring Hill Road near my studio.  After they cut back the tree and reopened the road there was a perfect installation site available.  The first design was “Sun” and then one day it was gone. Where abouts unknown.  I re-did…

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Stag, Big and Bold

By Dan Cautrell / January 28, 2010

This was the largest piece that I had done for the project so far and it was more detailed than the previous works.  At this point I wanted to become more illustrative with the installations.  I also began to experiment with an expanded staining application. It was in one of the best locations and along…

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Artist Trust: Trusting Artists since 1987

By Dan Cautrell / January 25, 2010

Artist Trust is one of the most amazing art organizations in the world. If you are an artist in the state of Washington and have a project you want to do you have no choice but to ask Artist Trust for support. The GAP Grant, (Grants for Artist Projects) is an annual grant that is…

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Crystal, Obscure treasure

By Dan Cautrell / January 23, 2010

After Cycles was removed I found another small site to do a follow up installation in my neighborhood.  I made a mistake in the staining and it doesn't have the contrast that I like.  I may try and redo it at a later date but for now it is one of the more obscure pieces…

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