Four of my flutes visited their origin, the Lowe's store on Carmenita Rd in Norwalk. Once upon a time after an audit of my flute expenses online (from South America), I was killing time browsing in this Lowe's store. I came upon a five foot length of 3/4" pex which I had never heard of nor seen before. Upon examination of it's texture I thought "I might be able to make a flute" from this new material (pex). And the rest is history.
here is a shot of a miniature flute, quenita #304 in E flat "Focus on Sanity - Ornette"
named for Ornette Coleman's 1959 composition. This miniature is made from 1/2" white pex. This aisle is near where I found the my first piece of pex, possibly the same place.
here is a shot of three flutes outside the same Lowe's store "The Old Home Place", named for the Dillards tune.
on the left miniature E flat "Focus on Sanity" as mentioned above.
in the center a quena in B flat minor "Fun House" #267. This quena is made from 3/4" red pex. Named after a portion of a film by Orson Welles, "Lady From Shanghai" Much of the fun house section was cut from the film by Harry Cohn, part of the missing 1 hr. of that film. Most of the sets in the Fun House sequence were painted by Orson himself.
on the right a quenita in E flat # 255 "Castle". This quenita is named for the TV show of the same name and is made from 3/4" red pex.
this shot is similiar to the front shot above except for a different center flute.
The center flute in this shot is a quena in G minor #370 "The Essence of George Russell"
It is made from 3/4" red pex and is one in a series of flutes named for George Russell, his music and compositions. "Essence of..." was an album recorded in Scandanavia and released on Sonet in the U.K. A double album featuring "Electronic Sonata for souls loved by nature" which takes up side 1-2-3 of the album.
and below another shot of that building...