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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Emergance, Stretching out…

By Dan Cautrell / January 22, 2010

This piece was the first installation that I put out into the complete public realm.  It was placed on Novelty Hill Road which is a main arterial out of the Snoqualmie Valley with a lot of vehicular traffic.  It also represents a more detailed imagery selection.  Someone also commented on seeing it which would have…

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Cycles, Close To Home…

By Dan Cautrell / January 22, 2010

This installation was done on a property near my home that was undeveloped.  It was a series of trees that were blown over and took out our power which was off for two weeks.  It was also the first installation that generated some comment.  I was contacted by a friend in my neighborhood who wanted…

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Centered, the next study…

By Dan Cautrell / January 22, 2010

This is the second installation that I did.  It was much larger than the Peace Study and was done on a fallen tree that had a huge root ball attached to it…It was a simple design with universal appeal.  However, t his piece has "disappeared" into a  subterranean level.  Over time the huge root ball…

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In The Beginning…

By Dan Cautrell / January 22, 2010

This is the short explanation of the Offerings Project that I used to generate interest and promote the project early on. The Offerings to the Wind is an ongoing public art installation that was inspired by a single incident. Last years severe winter wind storm had a a stunning effect on my rural community.  Fallen…

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Offerings To The Wind, Public Art Project, Artist: Daniel Cautrell

By Dan Cautrell / January 22, 2010

"…the trees spoke to me again, there voice driven by the windI did not know their language, so I responded with symbolsAnd wondered if they undertood, my voice driven by the wind…"This is going to be my on going diary about the Offerings To The Wind Project. The origin of the Project occurred in the…

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