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Catalog of Wood Sculpture – Hollow Forms

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What is a hollow form?  It is a form of wood sculpture, somewhat popular in woodturning.  Think of a wood vessel or pot.  They are made by turning a block of wood on a lathe, creating a form or shape and hollowing out the inside.  Some are segmented, which are lots of blocks of wood glued together to make a …

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Expanding the Artistic Viewpoint – Answering Questions of Why?

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The artist statement – a short written statement that helps the artist express themselves and explain their interests and viewpoints (such as mine https://vanduynwoodwork.com/about/).  My first experiences with the “statement” came more as a requirement for juried shows, galleries, and exhibit submissions.  So from the beginning it was treated more as an attachment to a professional artists resume.  I entered …

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Ben Owen III – Collection of Spalted Pecan Hollow Forms

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I was fortunate enough to run into Ben Owen III at the Winter Show (Greenhill, center for NC arts) this past December, both he and I were participating in that exhibit.  Ben, very generously, offered me some of a pecan tree that he had on his property that was taken down some time ago.  I believe that his grandfather was …