Thought I would take a minute to show everyone the pieces I will be taking down to the AAW Symposium in Phoenix this year. This is my first time in the Instant Gallery at a symposium. These won’t be for sale because I have an opportunity to be represented at the Vandusen Gardens this summer and these pieces will be highlighted. All three pieces employ multi-axis turning.
“Ragtime!” is an older piece but one of our favourites. Maple about 22″ tall.
“Lau Chuang” (Old John) after my friend John Stubbs, is an older piece but representative of my familiar colouring technique. John Stubbs – a westrerner – is a highly regarded Oriental calligraphy Master. Black walnut, maple and soapstone, about 8″ x 14″.
“Exile” is a new piece using a rock illusion technique I learned from Art Liestman. The title and concept for “Exile” came to me on bike trip a couple of years ago when I was riding and enjoying the fact that I was back in the saddle after so many years. There was a time that I longed to ride but thought I never would again in my life. I had been in exile, but no more! The picture is of a road in southern Nevada, a classic view of which I will never tire. This piece took a couple of months on and off to complete. Maple, standing about 20″ tall.