Alan Stirt | Interference

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Alan Stirt | Interference
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Interference, 2019 | Alan Stirt, Enosburg Falls, Vermont
Black cherry and milk paint, 1.25 x 10.5 x 9 inches

This piece is part of a series where I explore the tension between a highly regulated pattern (the concentric circles) and the looser design elements (the diagonal lines).
Milk paint works really well with black cherry. When some of the paint is abraded, a coppery color is exposed - the result of a chemical reaction between the lime in the milk paint and the tannins in the wood.

Alan Stirt has been a professional woodturner for over 50 years. His work is included in numerous public and private collections, including the Smithsonian, the White House, the American Craft Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. He has demonstrated and taught about woodturning and design in Australia, England, Ireland, New Zealand and Canada as well as throughout the U.S. He was the keynote demonstrator for the 2017 Association of Woodturners of South Africa symposium.

In 1997, Al was awarded an Honorary Lifetime Membership in the American Association of Woodturners for his commitment and contributions to the field of woodturning. In addition to his functional bowls and platters, for the last 40 years he has been making ceremonial objects to try to address emotional and spiritual needs.

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