Amman – From the trunks and branches of dry trees, the Jordanian engineer, Al-Hussein Muhammad Al-Mahamid, was able to implement interior decorations that add life and tranquility throughout the house.
Resin is a chemical substance that is one of the types of solid thermoplastic plastic. It is highly adhesive and resistant to friction and chemicals, whether acids, bases or solvents, and forms an insulating layer when dry.
Al-Hussein works to produce unconventional artistic vocabulary that mimics the captivating beauty of nature. Each piece has a special story and a different style than the other pieces, especially when the piece of wood is mixed with resin, which he has mastered to handle and adapt with. remarkable ingenuity.
Passion for nature and its vocabulary
“I love nature and all its elements … I mean mountains and forests when I can … I also like camping”, with these words aviation engineer Al-Mahamid expressed his passion for nature and his vocabulary.
The love of art and nature did not disappear from the heart of this young man, who decided 3 years ago to give up his job in the field of aeronautical engineering at Queen Alia Airport, giving himself entirely to the dedicate production of artistic designs.
Al-Mahamid launched the “Handcrafts” project in 2016 to market his artwork, but he could not sell any pieces until 2019, but he did not lose hope that his art would one day see the light of day.
Al-Mahamid claims that his family encouraged him to produce works of art at the beginning of his career, but they have repeatedly advised not to neglect work in aeronautical engineering and self-development, while paying attention to the hobby of crafting in his free will design time so that it does not clash with his work.
Mahamid explains: “But when my family realized that I was insisting on implementing interior decorations, my parents supported me by buying the necessary machinery to implement them, and my mother also tried to motivate me with her kind and compassionate words.”
Investing in the Internet in a Positive Way
Mahamid says, “Ever since I was young, I had an interest in art and nature, but I was not able to direct or define my talent in art, and in any way, until one day I became one of the “I watched videos of a piece of wood being transformed from a piece of wood into a masterpiece, and here I started thinking about how to implement unconventional handpieces.” .
He adds that he used the phone in a positive way, by browsing websites that explain and explain the basics of design and implementation, tools, materials used, and all the information about it, indicating that he does not have the time during his research. , so that he would spend consecutive hours without fatigue or boredom, so that he could access For any information he needs to establish his project in the implementation of interior decorations.
determine the goal
Mahamid points out that his life was fully reflected after he set his goal with the design of interiors inspired by nature.
He says that “the internet gives you” important “pens, and you need to complete them with research, experience and learning, and accordingly I went to learn the basics of carpentry and how to use the tools needed to make any piece implement, see the output, read the properties of materials and how to handle them. “
He shows that he did not find it difficult to use the tools needed for hand carving, due to his studies and work in aerospace engineering, but the uses are different for carpentry and the design of wood ornaments.
logs of wood and resin
Al-Mahamid began performing artistic pieces, but he deliberately did not make them traditional, but rather distinctive and striking, according to his description, as he mixed tree trunks with resin, which required precision and skill when added.
Resin is defined as a liquid resin, which is combined with a towel in certain proportions, poured into molds and hardens within about 24 hours, and becomes similar to glass.
And he goes on, “The resin is added while mixing its own colors, pink, blue or green and others, which are” powder “colors, and they are added to the extent we want.
He believes the beauty of the tree trunks is proud to mix it with resin, so the piece looks like a painting taken from one of the charming natural scenes.
Tree trunks with additives that do not change their nature
Mahamid confirms that most of the trees he buys or collects with “security clearance”, according to him, retain their nature, but he turns them into artistic vocabulary thanks to the addition of a few frills.
He cleans and treats tree trunks before he starts working, as they are usually full of dust and dirt, and he makes sure to dry them from the water inside for a period of 4 to 6 months, and there are large pieces that dry should be for a longer period of about a year.
Stages of work and implementation of cutting
Mahamid explains the stages of the work of implementing the artistic pieces by saying: “We bring the piece of wood and draw the idea in its four dimensions with its dimensions, and we estimate the thickness of the iron suitable for it, indicating that “there are two kinds of treated wood we buy, and there is dry wood from nature, which we process.”
Among the pieces he designs are dining tables, center tables, service tables, frames, shelves, lighting units, clocks, trays, cups and plates, and intelligence and entertainment games such as “chess”.
He has participated in many exhibitions and bazaars involved in handicrafts, and he remembers that the first presentation of his works did not satisfy the public, due to their lack of knowledge of the value of the work, but the Corona period and the stone in homes offered him and others the opportunity to learn more about the aesthetics of the art of combining wood with resin.
Mahamid describes that the pieces he produces are executed with a “spirit”, and are therefore appealing to the viewer and the natural art enthusiasts.
And he recently implemented a “chessboard”, where he designed it on a piece of wood with a unique skill, indicating that it started with a simple idea, and developed little by little, until it became the admiration of attracted many followers through his stories on Instagram and Facebook, and it also garnered nearly 11 million views through the Tik Tok app.
Mahamid adds “wax” to his technical vocabulary, which is a waxy substance made from a blend of oils and natural “eco-friendly” waxes that he makes himself.
He says, “I searched a lot about how to make this substance, and I used my cousin, who is a chemical engineer, to obtain the chemical equation,” and justify it by saying, “so that the resulting substance is non-toxic, and is suitable for human consumption, and does not harm when added to works of art, and this substance is also It is distinguished by preserving the piece as it is in nature.
He explains that his works have been marketed to several countries abroad, including Germany, Norway, Canada, Australia, Sweden and others.
Engineer Mahamid strives to promote his works in all countries of the world, and the “Craft” project will become an artistic station for art enthusiasts and nature lovers.