North Carolina artist Brent Skidmore, Assistant Professor of Art/Director of Craft Studies at the University of NC, Asheville, holds both a BFA and an MFA in Sculpture.
Blonde Variables of a Canyon
fiddleback english maple, walnut, basswood, maple, acrylic paints
77″ x 34″ x 16″
Blonde Variables of a Canyon, detail
basswood, walnut, poplar, mahogany, steel
80″ x 24″ x 16″
Though his body of work consists mostly of studio furniture, there is a strong sculptural quality to each piece – and most depict some kind of balance between shape, form, materials.
Boo, Pomm and Boulder
pommele sapele, poplar, basswood , sycamore, acrylic paint, LDF
67″ x 32″ x 17″
Work in progress
Artist, teacher, father, husband, arts advocate – his life, like many others, is a balancing act – and his beautifully crafted work is a welcome reminder that balance is a good thing.
“The manipulation of humor, awkward form relationships, introduction of real or implied function and the use of color are in response to my existence. These form and color relationships help me to celebrate humor as a strong elixir; it heals.”