Work in Wood

InGrained Invitational

Before more time flies by, I wanted to post something from an invitational show that I was very excited to be a part of earlier in the year.  So, here are photos from InGrained, an Exhibition of Pennsylvania Furniture, Sculpture and Woodturning.  This show was curated by well-known woodworker Mark Sfirri, and held at the Wayne Art… Read more »

“Seeds of Change”

“Seeds of Change” measures 27.5 x 26 x 2 inches, and consists of poplar, pine, cedar, birch, and acrylic paint. This wood relief mosaic is currently on display in the national juried Works in Wood exhibition at New Hope Arts in New Hope, PA. I incised lines and textures into the wood by using various… Read more »

“Drifting”

Drifting is a wood relief mosaic measuring 24 x 16 x 2 inches. It is composed of birch and various plywoods, red dye, and acrylic paint stain. The wood is saw-textured by bandsaw and hand saws.

“Umbra”

Umbra is a relief sculpture measuring 24 x 24 x 2.5 inches. The figures are saw-textured poplar, birch, and mahogany. The night sky shows a pattern of moon rays surrounding the moon. These are created by dipping oval segments of bamboo into a thin paint and stamping onto the panel.

“Chant at Sundown”

Chant at Sundown is a bamboo & wood relief mosaic measuring 30 x 16.5 x 2 inches.  The tooled central column and the adjoining oval segments are bamboo pieces in relief, while some of the dark tesserae show oval designs that are actually imprints of bamboo. These are made by dipping a segment of bamboo… Read more »

“Harmony in Black and Light”

It has been a year of creative momentum for me. Ideas have been overflowing and expanding in my studio/hermitage! I’m thankful every day that I can tune out the world for a while, and joyfully work on my Art, be it an evolving wood or bamboo relief panel, a still life painting, or a meditative… Read more »

“Runic Vessel circa 2020”

Runic Vessel circa 2020 is a work I created for the AAW-POP (American Association of Woodturners-Professional Outreach Program). This 15th invitational exhibition and auction will be held in St. Paul, MN in July 2021. The invitation was not limited to woodturners, but open to artists working in various disciplines.  We were asked to create work based… Read more »

“Runes, Book 3”

Runes, Book 3 is the third relief mosaic in this series. It measures 14 x 30 x 1.75 inches, and combines painted cedar, poplar, cherry, and other woods. The patterned tiles show imprints of various bamboo sections that were strategically cut and prepared for use as printing blocks. See also the previous two posts relating to… Read more »

“Runes, Book 2”

Runes, Book 2  is the second mosaic in my “Runes” series. It measures 14 x 32 x 1.75 inches and is composed of stacked painted poplar, cedar, and mahogany woods. The turquoise tiles show the imprints made by using sections of bamboo as “printing blocks” that are dipped in paint and stamped onto a surface. … Read more »

“Runes of a New Age”

Runes of a New Age is a mosaic relief in wood and bamboo, measuring 24 x 24 inches. The “runes” are dyed segments of bamboo, mounted on faceted blocks of painted wood. Interspersed within the mosaic are dyed birch tiles with imprints of designs made from pieces of bamboo. Careful attention is given to each… Read more »