Bopping After Midnight
Title: Bopping After Midnight
Artist: Jamie Russell, Canada
Materials: Spalted Birch, dyed Western Maple and glass
Dimensions: 19 3/4 x 18 in. dia.
Credit Line: Photo by Trent Watts
Object ID Number: 2016FFJRu2
Object Number: 2016FFJRu2
Notes: Last summer I found myself blocked for the design for three commissioned music stands. I took the form and structure of “Bopping Walker” and applied it to a spalted birch log sitting in my stash. Then I added the structure needed to convert the sculpture to furniture and just for giggles I stained the structure midnight blue. Inspired by the old hit song “Walking After Midnight,” I called it “Bopping After Midnight.” Incidentally, going back and forth between my drawing board and the “Bopper” in progress resulted in a successful new music stand design. So that’s where ideas come from.