Northwind - Part 1
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The Journey Begins.
The Northwind brings change. Sometimes a dramatic storm, a swirl of luminescent clouds, or a sensation that precipitates an uneasy ambiance in the valley. Colossal gusts, howling, trees bending, everything moving and swaying. The birds and insects disappear. Slowly...it fades. Vitality is restored and a pleasant stillness remains. Every grace of nature resurfaces.
This is the natural phenomena that inspired "Northwind". I've created a hammer to exemplify the inhale, expansion, and release of the wind.
12 people/24 weeks/1 hammer
I will package the Northwind Hammer, decide a recipient, ship the hammer, and the journey begins. The first recipient uses the hammer, imparts and impregnates their essence into the steel, and in 2 weeks...the wind blows, another person of their choice receives the hammer. This process will continue. After 24 weeks and 12 people, the hammer returns to me.
I have asked each individual to snap a few photos of "Northwind" in their workshop. There is also an aluminum plaque each person will stamp with their touchmark. Later, I will inlay the aluminum plaque into the hammer handle. As the story unfolds I'll add updates to the "Northwind" link on the website.
Let's see where the wind takes us...
Brent Bailey Forge ®
3626 County Road P
Orland, California, 95963
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