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Of Times Past – Turned Wood by Holland Van Gores

Holland Van Gores


This piece is part of Stellar Objectives, the current exhibit in the Folk Art Center’s Main Gallery. Stellar Objectives features the work of the newest members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild creating work in fiber, clay, glass, metal and wood.

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Stellar Objectives is on display until January 19, 2020 during regular open hours of the Folk Art Center.

  • Approximately 15″ x 7″ x 5.5″
  • Maple, copper foil, milk paint, copper sheet
  • Turned, carved, painted
  • This piece will be shipped after the close of the exhibition on January 19th, 2020
  • Shipping cost will be determined and billed at that time
  • Made in 2018

“From early on I have had a need to create or be a maker of things.  When I create something that moves me from a piece of discarded wood, I feel a great satisfaction.  I love handmade objects as opposed to mass produced; it helps define us a humans.  It’s my way of countering a world that is increasingly choosing quantity over quality, disposable over along life.

The felled wood I work with was alive at one time and may have been destined for the fireplace but through my imagination and hands I work to bring life back into it.  When a piece of wood is being shaped it takes on a purpose and is slowly re-born before my eyes.  I love the feel and smell of the wood and easily get lost in the process.  If I’m lucky, someone else will feel the connection I did and want to hold it and take it home with them.  That is the one of the main reasons I create.

When in my studio, surrounded by my wood, tools and music, I am in my comfort zone; it is where I want to be.”

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