An adult tale, staring carved salvage wood characters , see as they come to life and have a indecorous journey to join a circus. Meet Weederboy a modern day jack in the box or Hammerhead, a clown with a game show grin, who's heart is a spinning wheel. Birdman and his brother Bob, also the nubile nymph Scarlett.(pictured on the cover) The half man - half woman, makes this little picture/story book suitable for mature readers.
I have a love of vintage, I use mainly old wood for the carvings, they seem to vibrate with a past life it speaks to me, If I listen carefully, it tells me what it wants to become. Knives and chisels cut away to revel the faces or forms. I strive for cohesive pieces, finding just the right salvage material to combine with my hand carved pieces. For a look I call “Urban Folk Art”, less traditional with a modern twist. Wood is subtractive and not very forgiving, therein lays the challenge that intrigues me. It is a tactile balance to my first love, painting.
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