Recent Works, Wood Bowls
Sept. 20 - Oct. 15, 2004
always held a deep appreciation for God's creations that provide us oxygen and
food for us to live, and an unbelievable amount of beauty to our environment.
I believe trees were given to us for our use, but we should use them
intelligently. For example, I've planted more hardwood trees than I've
harvested and I attempt to harvest downed trees from storms or disease as much
dabbled at woodworking, I didn't find a means of expressing this feeling until
I started turning. Nature has very few straight lines, yet we humans
continually try to create things with them. Our furniture, homes, decks,
etc., all consist of them.
many more options to the artist than one would expect. Many very
creative turners regularly make objects that are very different than mine,
some that really don't appear to be turned at all. I strive to create
ones that are relatively simple and pure in shape, yet highlight the natural
beauty of the wood I'm working with I use only clear finishes, either
wax or tung oil. Many of my works follow the classic Roman ogee, because
it's been time-tested as one of beauty by us humans for millennia. Some
may follow other forms, but I prefer the Greco-Roman classic ones overall.
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