Collaborative piece by Laura Gaskin and Chuck Kidwell. Hand embroidered image in hand carved basswood frame.
Chuck is a master woodcarver and bronze sculptor. For 38 years he has worked in traditional methods using hand gouges and chisels with a mallet to create beautiful carvings as well as Bronzes that are sculpted by using wax and then cast in bronze. He sculpts animals as well as pictorial reliefs and portraits
I love the beauty of the natural world, and I am fascinated by the ways in which we try to capture and hold on to it. That is the story I tell. I use an embroidery technique that I developed, borrowing from needlepoint and crewel traditions to create a style that is uniquely my own.