Untitled – Wooden Sculpture by Trent Bosch

Trent Bosch


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.

  • Ailanthus, milk paint; turned, carved, sandblasted, painted
  • 12.5″ x 12.5″ x 6.25″
  • This piece will be shipped after the close of the show on September 22, 2019
  • Shipping cost TBD
  • Made in 2019

“Working with wood is part of my everyday life. It is my connection to the earth and the environment in which I live. While pursuing my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography and sculpture, I became interested in the art of woodturning. It was during this time I began developing the process and body of work that I call “Vessels within Vessels”.

My philosophy has always been to work in harmony with our environment and not to destroy something to create something. In all my art, I use only recycled and easily sustainable woods. Being able to create meaningful work from a renewable resource such as wood is very fulfilling. Being conscious of this has allowed me to work with the subtle beauty and dimension this discarded wood processes.

My intent as an artist is to express my feelings about nature, my family and natural processes – issues that relate directly to me such as the birth of my children. I work in series or bodies of work, which allow me to explore these issues in depth within the context of that particular body of work. Throughout the creative process I am continually reminded that I have not and will not ever be content. I will continue to create and strive for that body of work that is yet to be conceived.”

Bosch has assisted David Ellsworth at Arrowmont, been a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Colorado State University, birthed and breathed life into his own prospering company (the Rescued Wood Bowl Company), and developed, organized and taught a woodworking program for men in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease (the Eagles Club Respite Program). He has been a demonstrator at the AAW Symposium in Charlotte, Akron and San Antonio TX, Texas Turn or Two, Rocky Mountain Woodturners Symposium and the Utah Symposium. He graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in fine arts. His work is in 50 galleries, including del Mano, has appeared at SOFA New York and Chicago and is in the Bohlen collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Also, his work is in many private collections.