"Wood Works" Exhibition By Artist Scott Sturman
On display through Thursday, Oct. 22, 2022
From the artist:
I’ve always been surrounded by wood; I was born and raised in a family business that made cabinets. Although I did some furniture making in my earlier years, and continue to do so today, mostly out of my love for handmade furniture, my real obsession started the first time that I saw a lathe. Definition "a machine for shaping wood, metal, or other material by means of a rotating drive which turns the piece being worked on against changeable cutting tools". After this discovery, I began making wooden bowls out of any cut-down pieces of trees I could find. My love of the lathe was born. I soon became addicted to the art of segmented woodworking, which entails the cutting up big pieces of wood into little pieces of wood, of various sizes and angles and then gluing them all back together into unique shapes and patterns. My fascination is with the process. While all my pieces start with an idea and then some type of plan followed by lots of patient cutting and gluing these pieces back together, I never know the final outcome until the very end. It’s this ending of the process, sometimes successful, sometimes not that keeps me looking for the next project.