Wednesday, February 1, 2017

A Quandry...

So, I have a bit of a problem. I have been making certain wood creations for a while now, and I think I have been calling them the wrong name. Not unlike when you want the attention of one child and end up saying the names of all their siblings first. "Hey, Brayden, Chase, Faith, I mean Lilly!"

Side story: my father-in-law had 3 boys and struggled with calling them by their names. Just to cover his bases, he would call out, "Ryan, Scott, Kelly, Mary, Ellen, Jane!"

Well, I have been using the wrong name to describe a type of art. The object looks like this:

This is what I have been calling "3D" art. Many times. For several years. Written down. On price tags.

"3D" Tree

It recently occurred to me that it might not be correct!

I really want to name my babies wood creations the right name. If you spend a lot of time creating something, it deserves the right name. I didn't spend 9 (8, really) months creating my first born child only to look at him and say, "I shall call him Dexter." Nope. He was definitely a "Brayden!"

So, I Googled it, and ya' know what? It's hard to google the word for something when you don't know what word to google! What is the correct name? I don't know. I searched and asked Hubby what he thought. Here are some of their ideas:

A relief is a sculptural technique where the sculpted elements remain attached to a solid background of the same material. (source)

"Relief" Home Sweet Home?

shadow is a dark area where light from a light source is blocked by an opaque object. (source)

"Shadow" Home Sweet Home?

Intaglio, in sculpture, engraving or incised figure in stone or other hard material such that all lines appear below the surface; it is thus the opposite of relief sculpture and is sometimes called “hollow relief.” (source)

"Intaglio" Love at Home?
None of these sound like the right fit. How 'bout the definition for "3D" art?
Three-dimensional definition, having, or seeming to have, the dimension of depth as well as width and height. (source) 

Huh. Maybe "3D" does work. What do you think?

"3D" Love at Home

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