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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

 

gale scott’s glass and copper cages

While researching yesterday’s post I discovered Gale Scott and was instantly drawn to this Cage Series of vessels on his website.

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Cage 25, copper, glass

Scott, who has a BFA in Metals and an MFA in Glass, blows hot glass into electroformed copper shells, causing the glass to slump into the copper grids.

Verdant, copper, glass

At first glance, it seems as if we reached out and touched them we would be met with soft, billowy, quilted fabric, but looks can be deceiving, yes? See many more of these vessels at Chappell Gallery.

Culcitta II, copper, glass

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bud latven: beauty in form

Bud Latven has been working with wood since 1972, when he first learned how to make cabinets and furniture. In the early 1980’s he made the shift from furniture maker to lathe-turned artist, and when work by this self-taught artist landed on the cover of Fine Woodworking magazine in 1985 his career was catapulted to a national level. Today Latven continues to push the envelope with his evolving interpretation of the turned vessel.

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Bocote Torsion, Bocote, 18 1/2″ x 13 1/2″ x 18 1/2″

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Dancing Impact 3, Cocobolo, Tiger Maple, 21″ x 26″

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Hyperboloid 3, Canary Wood, Massacar Ebony, 24″ x 19″

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Hyperboloid 3, alternate view

While the full portfolio is on his website, the images are almost too small and don’t do the work justice. A better way to view Latven’s work is at delMano Gallery.
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