Allegheny Connection, by Trent Bosch

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Allegheny Connection, by Trent Bosch
800.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2015 Jun 27 @ 16:14UTC-4 : AST/EDT
All items in this auction were created, at least in part, on the wood lathe, with wood as the primary material. All are one-of-a-kind signed originals, individually created by the artist listed.
Lot #220
Allegheny Connection
Maple, steel
8" x 8" x 8"

Trent Bosch
Colorado, United States

"When confronted with an exhibition with a theme my process always begins looking at how I personally am connected with that theme. As a young child I spent several years in Pennsylvania and one thing that always fascinated me was all of the bridges. Thinking deeper about a bridge and how they connect people, making the world a smaller place. This seemed the perfect inspiration for my piece for the Creativity in Construction exhibition.

A recent visit to Pittsburg reinforced that interest. I was amazed at how many bridges were in that area. After some research, I found out that Pittsburgh has more bridges than any other city. The use of materials and the wonderful patinas that these bridges acquire over the years was also inspiration for this piece.

Thinking on all of these experiences and my previous use of the vessel form I drew upon my experience with fabricating steel and created a support structure for my vessel. These two objects and materials have been designed together to work as one."

"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 possesses.

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 has yet to be conceived."