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Upcycled furniture: Sunday Afternoon

Upcycling with paint: the design for this small table, well-proportioned but bland, was created by masking off successive parts of the beech wood table top and painting it in different colours. I wasn’t thinking of a particular motive, but I began to see an image which I best describe through a poem: 

Deserted place,
trees stretching toward the horizon.
Dust on the sidewalk,
dappled with sunlight.
Curtains drawn to block out heat.
Branches yearning
for the cool of concrete.

This image reminds me of a still and brooding Sunday Afternoon, which I chose as the name for this table.

Sunday Afternoon
Beech wood, acrylic paint, varnish. 1999.
64 x 64 x 74 cm