So at the beginning of the school year, I had a cool artistic idea, but it would require a large custom picture frame to pull it off.
I made a picture frame out of some mahogany with 4"x4" carved plinth blocks to match the theme of the picture as well as a steel engraved plate at the bottom with the name of the character that (will be) in the final picture!
The concept for the picture itself is I'm going to take a commissioned vector of Celestia the sun goddess and polygonize it into triangles, cut all the triangles out of glass, paint the backs of the pieces with acrylic paint, and sandwich it between another sheet of glass at the front of the piece. The back is 1/2" thick to keep the pieces from jostling around. Coupled with the glass, it is quite heavy! The entire frame is 40"x46"
Plus, I almost never make anything for myself to keep, so it felt good to finally make something for me!
basketball is for visionary proportion
The finish is Watco Danish Oil.
I'll post the entire finished piece after it's completed, but first I have to refinish this chair I'm doing as a commission-
Here's a photo so you can better see the plinth blocks in the corners