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The One Tree

Allen Deming's avatar Allen Deming

The One Tree boat is 14’ recreational kayak designed and built by Allen Deming of Grand Ledge, MI. It is constructed using the strip-built monocoque style. The wooden hull and decks are clad in fiberglass and epoxy resin making the resulting composite both strong and lightweight. The artist has used a combination of Northern White Cedar and California Redwood to form the hull and decks. The handcrafted inlays are made from Beech and Red Oak and were designed by the artist. All of the woods used in the construction of this boat are from reclaimed or renewable resources. The original poem "The River" which adorns the cockpit combing lip was written by the artist. The One Tree celebrates mankind’s growing realization that we cannot turn our back to the natural world and that we must embrace the woods and water. Working with our most durable renewable resource, wood, helps the artist to maintain his connection with nature. His boats he believes help others to maintain theirs.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 14'
  • Medium: wood/fiberglass/epoxy
  • Width: 23 inches
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 14''