Monday, August 30, 2010

52 of 52 'LESSON LEARNED'

'LESSON LEARNED'(11 3/4 L x 9 W x 6"D) for the week of August 23rd

Done..., stay tuned for showing dates or e-mail me @ ben@connellhullcompany.com and I'll put you in my mailing address list.

Remember, it's never too late to start, or, finish for that matter. Thank you everyone for your interest.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

50 0f 52 'MUIR'

'MUIR'(14 L x 7 H x 5 "D)for the week of August 9th

Constructed with plastic, frosted acrylic, wood, paint, steel and river rock.


Monday, August 9, 2010

49 of 52 'FOCUS OR ELSE'

'FOCUS OR ELSE'(24 L x 13 W x 4 1/2" D)for the week of August 2nd

What didn't translate in this picture was the light blue which was applied to the underside of this piece to reflect in the high gloss finish of the white backer-board. You can sort of see it on the left side but the lighting didn't work in this photo.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

47 of 52 'SATURDAY NIGHT PULL'

'SATURDAY NIGHT PULL' (38 L x 22 H x 6" D)for the week of July 19th

I finished this piece, took a step back and realized I've got a lot of shit hanging fire right now.

Comprised of bent ply, cherry ply and juniper stump. I still haven't decided if this is going to get a color background so that my change before it is hung.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Monday, July 5, 2010

45 of 52 'TUXEDO PARK'

'TUXEDO PARK' (17 1/2 L x 7 1/2 W x 4"D) for the week of June 28th

Back in the day, my good friend Micah and I shared this sweet little apartment which was situated on the third floor of this massive old home. This apartment was surrounded by old oak trees which gave it this rebellious, tree house feel. It had a great view of an expansive industrial wasteland with the lower Willamette river as it's back-drop; just a tad south of the "Goss Guyland" bridge.

Many fond memories remain about this place but the one I love to tell is the time we had a New Year's Eve party. The party was great, but the memory really starts when my buddies Mark, Micah and I decided we needed to initiate the night by leaving a mark. A memento to tell everyone, if not just us, that we endured and sought to endure, regardless of the difficulty, risk or thoughtlessness. The mission: stake the pirate flag just on the edge of the river at the very end of the dilapidated dock, in plain view of our tree house deck.

The hangover was intensified by the foxtails in my socks and barbed wire scrapes. But what we eagerly awoke to on that stunningly clear, crisp January morning was the gently flowing ambitions of our drunken stupor. It was a memorably great way to start a day!

Monday, June 28, 2010

44of 52 'QUICKNESS & DECEPTION'

'QUICKNESS & DECEPTION'(11 L x 9 1/2 W x 2" D) for the week of June 21

I've got to give props to my friend Aaron James who was the original master mind of this idea. Mr. James wields many talents, see some of many at math department.

Monday, June 21, 2010

43 of 52 'SUPER VAN'

'SUPER VAN' (11 3/4L x 6 3/4W x 3"D)for the week of June 14th

I lucked out about as much as the time I found a $20 bill on the movie theater floor when I found this sucker in the woods. I couldn't resist because this badge is so rad. The font, the color, the layout even the name says cool.

Monday, June 14, 2010

42 of 52 'TROPHY TRUCK'

'TROPHY TRUCK'(12 1/2 L x 9 1/2 W x 3"D)for the week of June 7th


Below is a shot of 'Emblem,' it's a 300 pound behemoth made from powder coated steel and juniper. This was hanging in John Paul's place for a bit. I just got it back and have been spending some time with it. I may come to terms with it once my shoulder mends.



Monday, June 7, 2010

41 of 52 'FOR JUNIPER'

'FOR JUNIPER'(22 1/4 L x 19 1/4 W x 6" D)for the week of May 31th

Protect what you love. It kind of goes without saying but sometimes you need to no matter what. Life lately has reignited the final push of this project.

Steveo, this is for the girl.

Constructed from Juniper, laminate, steel. Check in next week.

Monday, May 31, 2010

40 of 52 'FLOATILLA'

'FLOATILLA'(19 L x 7 W x 6"D)for the week of May 24th

Made up from high gloss, foil lined particle board, steel, juniper chunks.

Monday, May 24, 2010

39 of 52 'MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN IS SHINNING'

'MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN IS SHINNING'(15 3/4 L x 13 3/4 W x 4" D)for the week of May 17th

Get it done, re-prioritize even.

Composed of cherry ply, surfboard foam, acrylic paint, spray painted steel.


Monday, May 17, 2010

38 of 52 'OMEGA'

'OMEGA' (12 L x 5 W x 3" D)for the week of May 10th

Comprised of steel, surfboard foam, laminate and ply.

Monday, May 10, 2010

38 of 52 'LISTER'

'LISTER' (17 L x 14 1/2W x 5"D) for the week of May 3rd

Composed MDF spray painted, bent ply and rock.

Monday, May 3, 2010

37 of 52 'ATLAS POWER'

'ATLAS POWER'(10 1/2 L x 13 1/2 W x 4 3/4"D)for the week of April 26th

Composed of juniper burl, maple ply, MDF w/ laminate

Monday, April 26, 2010

36 of 52 'PUNKS IN THE MOONLIGHT''

'PUNKS IN THE MOONLIGHT'(30 1/4L x 40W x 6 1/2"D)for the week of April 19th

I found this oven door out on a ride this weekend. It was one of those things you pass by and think about. I didn't want it to be one of those things.

Comprised of oven door, juniper and cherry ply.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

34 of 52 'BOX MAKER'

'BOX MAKER' (10 1/2 L x 13 1/2 W x 4 1/2"D) for the week of April 5th

Its great when it stays lighter longer. You kind of get the sense that you've made it through another winter.

'Box Maker' is constructed from CVG fir, surfboard foam, recycled, super old skool laminate and a nice river rock.

Thank you for checking in.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

32 of 52 'I OWE A LOT BUT NOT EVERYTHING'

'I OWE A LOT BUT NOT EVERYTHING'(5 1/4L x 6 1/4W x 3"D)for the week of March 22nd

Legos,...is there much else to say. I spent endless hours creating and building towns, empires and worlds. The great thing is, I still feel like a kid when I realize the direction. Feverishly working the material with the nervous feeling of anticipation just to see it realized.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

30 of 52 'SIMPLE'

'SIMPLE' (5 1/4 L x 6 1/4 W x 2 1/8" D) for the week of March 8th

'Simple' is crafted with juniper burl centered on laminate housed in a mini frame.

Lately, I've been working on a piece to show at John Paul's place. Who is John Paul you may ask? Check it out...www.johnpauldesigns.com . Basically, JP is the shit. If you ever need an amazing something make it your first stop. Below is a snippet of the piece. I be posting the piece, in its entirety, next month.




Monday, March 8, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

28 of 52 'TAG'

'TAG' (10 1/2 L x 13 1/2 W x 4 1/2"D) for the week of February 22nd

For some reason I kept reflecting on this art (pictured below) I found years ago in an industrial waste land next to some railroad tracks. I really wanted to take it home but I figured the spirit in which it was created would be lost.

I've been working on a large piece for an up coming show and all the sheet steel scrap left over is used in this piece. Signage and graffiti are two dominate themes for 'Tag,' a sort of homage to the written hand.




Monday, February 22, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

26 of 52 'CHOCOLATE GRINDER'

'CHOCOLATE GRINDER' (9 L x 18 W x 3 1/2" D) for the week of February 8th

This one is composed of surfboard foam, plywood and laminate. I ran out of time but still intend on pouring resin over this. We are half way there folks!


Monday, February 8, 2010

25of52 'BEAN COUNTER'


'BEAN COUNTER' (20 L x 12 H x 2 1/2" D)for the week of February 1st

This piece may get an add. Not too sure what but when this is shown it will be finished.

'Bean Counter,' is comprised of 1/4" plate steel and glue-lam board.

Monday, February 1, 2010

24 of 52 'GOOD FOR YOU'

'GOOD FOR YOU' (10 1/2 L x 13 1/2 W x 4 1/2"D) for the week of January 25th

'Good for you' is a shaped chunk of juniper burl suspended by steel tube over powder coated sheet steel surrounded buy mdf w/laminate.

Monday, January 25, 2010

23 of 52 'PEACEMAKER'

'PEACEMAKER' (8 1/4 L x 6 1/2 W x 2" D) for the week of January 18th

Friday, January 15, 2010

22 of 52 'EL CAPTAIN'


'EL CAPTAIN' (13 L x 10 W x 3" D) for the week of January 11th

Long story short, I found Captain Zero when I was picking up these seedpods one morning on the beach in Cocles. This, blew my mind because I was reading a book about him as Julie and I traveled around Costa Rica. My reading and my life met in real time. Later that evening we shared a couple rounds at the La Isla Inn with the Captain and his buddy, a very intense Canuck who worked oil rigs in the Persian Gulf. Fond memories....

The seedpods are lined with enamel paint, which are inset onto a slab off hemlock fir-ply. Simple, imperfect but potent.


Monday, January 11, 2010

21of 52 'TROPHY'

'TROPHY' (19L x 13W x 6"D) for week of January 4th

'Trophy,' is made up of cabinet grade ply, laminate inlay, powder coated steel brackets, and a chunk of old mill beam.

Monday, January 4, 2010

20 of 52 'SIGN ON THE DOTTED LINE'

'SIGN ON THE DOTTED LINE' (12 1/2W x 10 1/2 H x 2 3/4"D) for the week of December 28th