Last Post, Latest Carving

This will be the last in this brief, intense flurry of posts, as I’m heading into hospital tomorrow for knee replacement surgery. But I wanted to offer you a snapshot (literally) of my latest completed project, a year in the making: my dining table.Balinese table complete

When I moved into my current place a year ago I decided I wanted to have my own dining table, and I wanted it to bear a blessing I’d written myself, which goes as follows:

Bless this food,

Bless these people,

Bless the table

That brought them together. 

I wanted the script to be Balinese, my favorite written form, and months of work by Alissa Stern produced a text I could carve and paint. It was finished on Friday, the day before my 60th birthday party, and I wanted to share the results with you, no matter how poorly I’ve photographed them.

Balinese table complete closeup

2 Responses

  1. Yash Agrawal

    Good !
    What is the script behind in the middle ?

    • Tim

      I’m not sure if you mean the script on the table, which is Balinese, or the scripts on the panels on the wall. If you’re talking about the wall panels, those are the four faces of the Endangered Poem Project. You can learn more about that by going to the home page, looking to the right sidebar, and clicking on Poem Project.