Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Andrew Osborne, Woodturning





Andrew Osborne of Beaded Dragon Artisans

"Turned wood is the basis for a multitude of items from functional to decorative and abstract: salad bowls, platters, wall hangings, vases, center pieces bottle stopper and works drawn from the intersection of the consensus reality and imagination.

My task is take what the eyes see, let the image percolate through the imagination and then translate the result to a tangible work that can be held in one’s hands. Some pieces take months or years to develop. Others spring out in final form. Of course, when dealing with a living medium such as wood, consideration must be given to the physical properties of each species and the intended use. This requirement influences the design and the creative process. For me, the pleasure is in the conception and the process of creation. I hope that the results of my efforts resonate in you.

I am largely self-taught through the exploration of the tools and techniques. Repetition improves both physical and mental skills. The mental process of discovery and the physical process of the actual creation provide a welcome alternative to my day job, a practicing attorney with offices in Dedham, Massachusetts. Moving from one world, one side of the brain, to the other is sometime a challenge. Each discipline enriches the other."

Andrew work on donated wood and no trees are cut for his projects. 

Meet Andrew on Friday Night at the Guild from 6-8pm. Join us for an opening reception for artists of the Month

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