Giles Gilson Gallery
Giles had wanted for a long time to use the custom pearl and translucent
colors that he used on custom cars in his art work . When he was doing 2D
paintings and graphics he wanted to see if he could create more illusions
of depth and distance in the canvasses. He didnít get to it back then, but
during the 70's, since he was doing so much furniture, sculpture, and
artistic woodturnings, he started experimenting with some of the wood
pieces. He spent a lot of time and energy finding a way to
completely stabilize the wood, and create a beautiful, dynamic surface
that would last a very long time.
Giles uses Basswood for the wood that is completely hidden by color, because it is not particularly beautiful, and is abundant and stable. Occasionally he will add color to a more desirable wood using lacquers that allow the wood to show and simply enhance the natural wood with subtle color tones that add a new dimension to the pieces. The transmission pearl pigments add subtle colors that shift and change, while leaving the wood clearly visible as seen in this piece from 1982.
As he worked with these colors He thought about
masking out some graphic patterns to see if they would work. This idea
became the "Graphic" series.
The ribbon edges that he used in the sculptures also
became enhanced with color and the feather pieces began to gain added
dynamics from pearl colors that flip from one color to another as the
angle of the light changes (see Feather
Series, also Sculpture)
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