Keeping Grandfather at a Distance – Wooden Sculpture by Bill and Tina CollisonBill and Tina Collison
This piece is part of WOODn’t You Like to Know, the current exhibition in the Folk Art Center’s Main Gallery.
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This piece is part of WOODn’t You Like to Know, the current exhibition in the Folk Art Center’s Main Gallery. This exceptional selection of wooden sculpture has been curated by John Hill, the exhibition coordinator of the American Association of Woodturners.
- Quilted Ambrosia Maple; squared, turned, sanded, air brushed
- 13.5” x 13.5” x 2”
- This piece will be shipped after the close of the show on September 22, 2019
- Shipping cost TBD
- Made in 2018
Bill’s early days in his father’s workshop and Tina’s interest in decoy carving fueled their interest in wood as the medium for their endeavors. They both viewed wood as strong, solid, substantial, and lasting…all great qualities as a medium for artwork. Wood is warm and tactile; it yearns to be held, rubbed and touched.
Trees downed by storms, age, disease, or in the path of progress, provide us with an ample supply of raw material. Bill turns burls, natural edged bowls and platters; Tina creates the surface embellishments by carving, piercing, burning and coloring designs on the turned pieces, moving the work from high quality craft into Art. Their work has been influenced by exposure to many mentors through their membership in numerous artistic associations over the past 14 years.
They were granted membership in the Southern Highland Craft Guild in 2009. Their work has been juried and received awards in numerous juried exhibitions.