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Sherri

climber
WA
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 2, 2009 - 12:29am PT
that I could use? I am designing a wood mural of the RR's south side(view that shows Pine Creek, Oak Creek, Bridge Mountain, Mescalito, Rainbow Mtn, etc).

Here is an idea of the view/content I am looking for:


The resolution on this shot is not so great though, so I am hoping some photog out there can help me out. Willing to buy image if it's posted on a professional site...but so far haven't found one.

This is an example of one of my salmon murals, to give an idea of where I am going with this. It's not that I need to include a ton of detail, but I want to be sure that the features and contours are accurate.


Thanks in advance!!!
Sherri
Sherri

climber
WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 2, 2009 - 12:33am PT
Uhh, the thread title should read "Anyone got a good Red Rock Canyon panorama photo". Ooops.

Speling not too gud tonite.
Indianclimber

Trad climber
Lost Wages
Jan 2, 2009 - 12:43am PT




I will look for more panorama's
Ninfa
Sherri

climber
WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 2, 2009 - 12:48am PT
Sweet! I'd love to see what you got. That one above is a great shot, too. Great angle and contrasts. I'm inspired.


Sherri

climber
WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 2, 2009 - 12:05pm PT
Thanks, Ninfa! Both look good and show some detail that mine left out.
TrundleBum

Trad climber
Las Vegas
Jan 2, 2009 - 01:35pm PT
LOL I saw the post and thought "Ninfa, Indian Climber is da Man or Women I should say, for good RR pano's"

BTW Aloha Sherri and Happy New Year.
If'n you do a RR piece you will have to come back and share a pic of the finished product.

You are a very talented person, not many are able to be as crafty and artistic at the same time, as you ;)
philo

Trad climber
boulder, co.
Jan 2, 2009 - 05:23pm PT
Wow Sherri that wood mural is fantastic! Really beautiful ART!
Sherri

climber
WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 2, 2009 - 05:41pm PT
Aloha Johnny! And thanks TB and Philo for the kudos and encouragement. Wood is such a gratifying medium in which to work--it's so beautiful of its own accord that the pictures almost create themselves.

I will post up a photo of the the finished mural next month. Got to finish the tree frog one I'm working on first. In the meantime, here's one I did last winter:
philo

Trad climber
boulder, co.
Jan 2, 2009 - 05:50pm PT
Sherri I am in love with your work. I wonder if I could afford to purchase your Red Rock piece when it is finished.
John Moosie

climber
Beautiful California
Jan 2, 2009 - 05:58pm PT
Fantastic. The wood gives them a very grounded feeling centered in the heart. Nice..

Porkchop_express

Trad climber
thats what she said...
Jan 2, 2009 - 06:08pm PT
sorry no photo, but WOW your work is marvelous!!!
Indianclimber

Trad climber
Lost Wages
Jan 2, 2009 - 06:13pm PT
Wow Sherri what great work

I dont have panoramas with more details but I do have great pics of each canyon you could use if you need more detail
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jan 2, 2009 - 06:27pm PT
Sherri
Your work is amazing.
I don't know what you do for a living, but I'll bet you
could make a decent living doing artwork.
Wow!
Sherri

climber
WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 2, 2009 - 06:33pm PT
Thank you all for the positive feedback. I am honored.

Ninfa, you've already been so helpful with the above pics--thank you for checking for others, as well.
I'll give you a shout if I get stuck for details.

Philo, The murals run between $50-100/sf, depending on intricacy and wood species, etc.
Unfortunately, this first one of RR already has a home, but if you like how it turns out I am sure we could figure out something.
I'm excited about this one myself.

SteveW, the art is part of my living(though it's mostly a labor of love);
I also do custom finishwork/tile/log railings etc.

The user formerly known as stzzo

French free climber
Sneaking up behind you
Jan 2, 2009 - 06:40pm PT
Really beautiful work.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jan 3, 2009 - 10:54am PT
Sherri
I'd be interested in one of your murals too.
Do you have a catalog or anything that shows your work?
Talk about talent. Wow!
Studly

Trad climber
WA
Jan 3, 2009 - 02:03pm PT
Hi Sherri
I am headed to Red Rocks in the morning, and if you have any specific photos requests let me know as I will have high resolution digital camera with me. Just as long as it doesn't cut into my vertical! :)
Hey, is this the Sherri that just bought a new climbing pad in Vegas???
Sherri

climber
WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 3, 2009 - 02:15pm PT
Thanks, Stzzo!

SteveW--let me know what sort of mural you're interested in.
I have photos of some other wildlife portraits I've done,
but right now I'm kind of in a impressionistic-landscape groove
(trees, rivers, rocks, etc).
Anything is possible.
Would love to design something for you.

Hi Studly!(Wolfdog from rc.com?)
If you get any good panoramic shots, I'd love to see them. Have a fun trip!

Here's a different version of the tree silhouette shown above:
"Winter Light"
nita

climber
chica from chico, I don't claim to be a daisy
Jan 3, 2009 - 02:28pm PT
Very Beautiful work/Art. Your railing reminds me of Norwegian's carpentry style.

ps,can we see some wildlife portraits...birds?

Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Jan 3, 2009 - 04:32pm PT
Fantastic eye for design and talent for construction there Sherri - very impressed by your work.

Speaking of log rails - ever tried working with manzanita?



Or for the budget route - if you can't afford real wrought iron - but want the look - nothing beats rebar and a can of spray paint -



My latest work in progress - what can one do with a few thousand river pebbles -



*As for the puke green wall - that is just the base color coat for what will be a trompe l'oeil mural of a grove of aspen trees when I get the time.

SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jan 3, 2009 - 05:02pm PT
Sherri
Gosh--something like the Red Rocks panorama, Yosemite?
the bristlecones?
I'm already psyched!
Captain...or Skully

Trad climber
North of the Owyhees
Jan 3, 2009 - 08:22pm PT
Sherri's stuff is RAD.....
You've got a following, now.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jan 4, 2009 - 12:22am PT
I don't think I have a very dramatic pano, but I have a few shots at dawn... here's one, I'll post the other later

Sherri

climber
WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 4, 2009 - 12:43am PT
Nita--that's an interesting observation about the "norwegian" look of the maple rails. Never thought of it that way, though it makes sense as I was going for a minimalist look w/them. Thanks for the new perspective.

RickyD--I love your manzanita railings! Great job on your fireplace too. Lot of work in those projects. I'm totally with you on the repurposing of construction supplies! Here's my take on the theme; I did the horizontals with electrical conduit, the uprights w/doug fir logs. I can't believe they all came out straight. :0



SteveW--great ideas for murals. How about I post up the RR one when it's finished and see if it's along the lines you're thinking. Bristlecones are so cool, too. I can do just about anything from a photograph; email me if you have a favorite scene or subject and I'll see if it gets the wheels turnin...

Thanks Captain Skully!

Looking forward to the pics, Ed. (I have to admit I've never seen RR at sunrise...)


nita

climber
chica from chico, I don't claim to be a daisy
Jan 4, 2009 - 12:54am PT
Miss Sherri, LOL, hhmmm...I was referring tooo a taco poster. Sorry- i was not clear.
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=699095&msg=699771#msg699771

Again, your work is just Beautiful!!!!.. Did your Dad teach you carpentry work?


Radio Ricky, Beautiful manzanita rails..your cabin is looking Great! Hi Miss Dawn...Happy New Year!
Sherri

climber
WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 4, 2009 - 02:15am PT
Nita, Thank you for linking that thread--I had totally missed it, but oh my goodness, I LOVE IT--the story and the photos....it's like discovering a kindred spirit. :) Amazing to see what each person does with what they find.

Would have been cool to have a Dad that could teach me such things, but, as it were, I learned on my own.

SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jan 4, 2009 - 02:25pm PT
Sherri
Here's a few from my trip to see the gorgeous trees outside
of LonePine after I left Facelift '08.




Sherri

climber
WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 4, 2009 - 05:54pm PT
Nice pics, SteveW. Great subject for a mural,
with all the flowing contours and beautiful contrasts.
I'll put it in my "idea file" and see if I can work up a design.
MisterT

Trad climber
little blue truck
Jan 4, 2009 - 10:30pm PT
If I can remember how to post a pic...



Red rocks at sunrise from the overlook pullout on the highway.

fantastic work - really cool and inspiring.

--=Tom
philo

Trad climber
boulder, co.
Jan 5, 2009 - 01:03am PT
Mister T that sure is a purty picture.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Jan 5, 2009 - 02:11am PT
Wow you all, great stuff!!
Sherri, those are wonderful woodwork.

This is my best carving/painting so far I think.
Full size, modern Tlingit "style" mask, my own design.

survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Jan 5, 2009 - 02:18am PT
My brother took this thing on a road trip and took pictures of it all over the place.

Sherri

climber
WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 5, 2009 - 02:22am PT
MisterT, thanks, that picture is a beaut! (I really need to get better about doing early morning starts
--I didn't know I was missing the best scenery, judging by your and Ed's photos!)
Do you have a full-size version of that one somewhere?


Survival, your masks are awesome.
Like what you'd expect to see displayed in a glass case,
with a big DO NOT TOUCH sign hanging nearby.
Powerful art. Thanks for sharing those.
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Jan 5, 2009 - 02:27am PT
Sherri, that means a lot, coming from someone with your talent.
It worked well, coming out of a humble piece of Alaskan birch firewood!

Sherri

climber
WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 5, 2009 - 12:57pm PT
You are most welcome, Survival, and you more than deserve the kudos.
You brought that firewood to life in a big way.

Working with salvaged materials
is one of the most satisfying aspect of this business.
Ninety percent of my wood has either been personally salvaged by me from our land
or has found me through other artisans who don't want to throw out scraps they generate.
Every piece has a story.
MisterT

Trad climber
little blue truck
Jan 5, 2009 - 01:51pm PT
Sherri - message sent

Some of the best views are in the morning, and sometimes I even get to see them too. other times I wake up early and get out and it is just gray and I should have slept in.

--=Tom
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Jan 5, 2009 - 04:53pm PT
Here's some Old Red Rocks Panoramas

Peace

Karl








SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jan 5, 2009 - 05:52pm PT
Karl
Is that Chaz in the second photo of yours?



LOL!!!!
Sherri

climber
WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 6, 2009 - 12:12am PT
Wow, Karl, those may be oldies but they're sure goodies!
Love the burro, the snowcaps and j-tree silhouette in the first one
That's a neat angle of the canyons on the third one--
don't usually see that perpective photographed.

I appreciate everyone's help here...each photo is adding to the creative process. Like a good brainstorming session.

I'll bookmark this thread and post up a pic
when the mural is finished next month.
MisterE

Trad climber
Raising Arizona
Jan 6, 2009 - 12:16am PT
hee hee!
HandCrack

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal.
Jan 6, 2009 - 12:21pm PT
Wow, beautiful woodwork!

Don't know if this helps, but here's a different angle on things.


Looking up the way past Mt. Wilson after an early morning rain shower.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jan 11, 2009 - 06:00pm PT
Tlingit mask by Bruce!
Man ... that thing got the power & emotion.

OK Sherri: Red Rocks piece...
We wait for good things.
Puzzle that work up and show!!!
Sherri

climber
WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 12, 2009 - 02:18am PT
We'll do, Tarbuster. I had to break out the overhead projector so I could start sketching out the design last night
--looks like this thing's going to be at least 5 feet wide.
No skimping on Red Rocks...

thanks for the RR pics, all. You've been a great help and inspiration.

Here's a rough pic of the treefrog mural I'm just finishing...
Sherri

climber
WA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 22, 2009 - 01:19pm PT
I had the honor and pleasure of creating a bristlecone mural for fellow supertopian SteveW.
It arrived on his doorstep just this morning.
(I think the UPS driver was glad he was home to help carry it from the truck!)
He gave me permission to share a pic of the finished product with you all...



Thanks for the chance to do this amazing piece, Steve!
It's my favorite mural so far! :)
MUR

climber
A little to the left of right
Apr 22, 2009 - 01:39pm PT
Amazing, so much talent!
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Apr 22, 2009 - 01:42pm PT
Wow. Steve commissioned a beauty.
Sherri

climber
WA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 22, 2009 - 05:51pm PT
Thanks!
It was a great idea for a mural--the bristlecone pines have so much character and energy.
I'm stoked that Steve gave me the opportunity to do one.





SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Apr 22, 2009 - 11:32pm PT
I haven't stopped grinning, Sherri.
WOW!!!!!
You are just an incredible artist!
Thank you SO MUCH!!!!!
John Moosie

climber
Beautiful California
Apr 22, 2009 - 11:35pm PT
Super super Cool. Lucky man Steve. Beautiful work Sherri !!!
tokyo bill

Social climber
tokyo
Apr 22, 2009 - 11:50pm PT
Hey Handcrack-

I recognize those double rainbows: that was a good day!

Hi Sherri-

I'm also potentially interested in commissioning something from you, although I don't have a specific theme in mind yet, or any idea of how to get the darn thing over here when it's done...

Do you have a web site or anything of the kind?

 Bill
nita

climber
chica from chico, I don't claim to be a daisy
Apr 23, 2009 - 12:14am PT
Sherri, Wow..that turned out quite Beautiful! What exactly is the process in making one of your Art Pieces?


Steve, when you hang it up, post a picture.. please.
Sherri

climber
WA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 23, 2009 - 12:30am PT
Gosh, thanks folks.
Steve deserves the kudos for the initial inspiration and for giving me and my muses free reign in the woodshop to see what came of it.
Way too fun!

Nita, in a nutshell--they're more or less big puzzles made up of different kinds of woods
(which gives the color variations), which are cut, sanded, and glued to a backing.
As for the specifics, everyone goes at it a slightly different way, but for me the process involves a lot of time "intuiting"
(ie--staring at the wood and the design figuring out how to bring it to life).
I draw up a design to start out, but I never follow it.
Just find it more natural to go with the flow.
I've never made the same thing twice(even when I tried).


Bill--I have no website. I find that serendipity has been the best way to market my stuff. I meet the neatest people this way. :)
tokyo bill

Social climber
tokyo
Apr 23, 2009 - 04:35am PT
Well, hmmm...

Can you give me an idea of the dimensions and weight of an average piece, and how fragile it might be? Just a ballpark idea is fine. Sounds like they might run pretty heavy, based on your comment about the UPS guy.

I'm thinking the trip to Tokyo for something like that might raise damage concerns...not to mention costing a bit; but with basic information, I can maybe do some investigating.

Awesome work, in any case - compliments!

Sherri

climber
WA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 23, 2009 - 10:54am PT
Bill, I sent you an email w/more details, but in case others are curious: Steve's mural measures approx 4ft x 4ft and weighs 44lbs.

I'd compare the size and weight to that of a large foyer mirror. I was able carry it from my shop and hang it inside on my wall on my own.
(I think the packaging is what threw the UPS driver the curve--harder to pick up a big cardboard box).
tokyo bill

Social climber
tokyo
Apr 23, 2009 - 11:55pm PT
Sherri -

Got your message and sent a reply. Thanks!

 Bill
MisterE

Trad climber
One Step Beyond!
Apr 24, 2009 - 12:53am PT
Nice work, Sherri!

Glad you and Steve found a connection!

Erik
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
May 19, 2009 - 05:08pm PT
Nita
I didn't forget you--just way too busy with school
and only got the 'Bristlecone' put up a couple of
days ago. . .


nita

climber
chica from chico, I don't claim to be a daisy
May 19, 2009 - 05:11pm PT
Beautiful!..................................



cute cats;-)
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
May 19, 2009 - 11:01pm PT
It makes me smile each time I walk into the room!

The kitties are my babies!!!!
philo

Trad climber
boulder, co.
May 20, 2009 - 11:00am PT
That is stunning!
Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
May 20, 2009 - 11:37am PT
Sherri,
You are a true artiste!
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