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simon levy has a passion for wood

For the past fourteen years, Simon Levy has been making one of a kind lathe-turned wood vessels and objects that invite the viewer to come come closer, explore and enjoy.

 

Super Nova, boxelder, engraving, pyrography, pigment
16″ H x 16″ W x 2″ D

Lost & Found, boxelder, pyrography, carving
10 1/2″ H x 4 3/4″ W x 4 3/4″ D

Prior to this, Levy was an art director in the recording industry for twenty years.  Now he spends days in his own studio in Tennessee, first turning the vessels in his woodworking shop, then moving the vessels to his art studio where he applies pyrography (wood burning), low-relief engraving, pigments and drawings to the work.  The details are stunning.

Whiskers, boxelder, engraving, pyrography, pigment, natural bristle
13″ H x 8 3/4″ W x 7 1/2 ” D

Omo, Boxelder, Oak, metal, pyrography
8 3/8″ H x 8 3/4″ W x 5 1/2″ D

“Trees are kindred spirits, we are commonly connected by the universal essence of Nature. My work is a tactile and visual expression created in wood, it represents a deeply personal sense of respect, rhythm and resolve.” Simon Levy

 

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