MGarito | Design | Paddles
Paddles 01 Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com Paddles 02 Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com Paddles 03 Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com
Paddles 01 Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com

Paddles side by side

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October 2007

These pieces are part of a greater collection of experimentation in regards to non typical fashion and / or unfashionable accessories and attire. Though there function is the same, the differences in the materials creates a unique quality to each.

The first is made of clear acrylic which is 3/4" thick. After carving its perimeter profile, it was bored out with a variety of size cutters, and then finally beveled along all its edges. The rough piece was then sanded and heat polished before given its black leather wrapping. Below you can see the visual effects of light passing through the acrylic paddle, as the light reflects and refracts of the many articulations in the acrylic. Here, the black leather was used to contrast the near transparent piece and restore some visual weight to it.

The second paddle is made from medium density fiber board, which after machining and sanding, was given an simple coat of flat black paint, as well as a decorative leather wrapping. In this instance the color palettes was intended to be a complete opposite of the former piece.

These two pieces are both unique unto themselves but are more interesting when viewed in comparison to each other, even if when they are shown side side by side, the contrast between the two pieces appears as though they are from different authors.

Paddles 01 Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com
Paddles 02 Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com
Paddles 03 Copyright Michael Garito of MGarito.com