Binary, by Kimberly Winkle

Currency:USD Category:Art Start Price:150.00 USD
Binary, by Kimberly Winkle
500.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2015 Jun 27 @ 16:27UTC-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 #310
Walnut, polychrome poplar
6" x 5" x 3.75"

Kimberly Winkle
Tennessee, United States

Binary was inspired by the confluence of modalities of making; in this case, digital and traditional. The original form was modeled using a CAD (computer aided design) program, and subsequently, carved from a solid block of wood using a CNC (computer numerical control) router. While the CNC efficiently translates the CAD image, the technology’s limitations are also revealed in the process and outcome. In response, the CAD form was reproduced using traditional analog techniques (turning and carving), which allowed for increased control, detail and improvisation. In the end, the collaboration of techniques results in a duet of forms that simultaneously look forward while also celebrating tradition.

"Employing traditional furniture making techniques and materials, I build forms and structures with results that are, at times, untraditional. My interest lies in the pursuit and potential of the medium as an expressive device. I use hardwood, paint, and graphite to create my works. The forms are generally streamlined in order to better play the role of an empty canvas for color and line. I activate the wood by painting and drawing onto its surface. This painting is not an act of irreverence for the material; instead I am interested in realizing its potential as something other than its naked self. My color palette is rich yet flat. I animate the painted surface with drawn marks consisting of varied arrangements of lines and dots; the combination of these marks result in an exciting, and somewhat quirky, dialogue of characters. I strive to create objects which possess an apparent sense of spontaneity, balance of chaos and order, rhythm and gesture, all working in concert to imbue the object with individuality and charm."