Way to Throw (at) A Birthday Party

Often, though we desire a thing for ourselves, we’ve little reason to create it for that reason alone. It takes the spirit and joy of another to bring that thing into creation, and when this exuberance takes hold it works one’s hands just as deftly as if in a fit of our own creative passion, though with a strange blindness to the desires of self.

This piece came into being as if of its own will, to be given to another and never destined for any other purpose. It was remarkable how each scrap from which it was made came together, as if all intended. It is always a delight to serve as the midwife to such a simple delivery.

Atlatl
Materials: Wood (cherry), antler, artificial sinew, leather.
Darts
Fibreglass fencing poles, leather.

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