Come to Me Dancing by Derek Bencomo

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Come to Me Dancing by Derek Bencomo
800.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2016 Jun 11 @ 15:40UTC-4 : AST/EDT
All pieces are signed originals, individually created by the artist listed.
Derek Bencomo
Wailuku, Hawai'i
Come to Me Dancing

Pheasantwood (kolohala), oil/varnish finish, hand-rubbed wax
5” x 7” x 8” inches

Created from a beautiful and rare piece of Kolohala wood, also known as pheasantwood. Very hard and with a light grain, this wood produces nice crisp and sharp details and the patterns of the grain play well with the flowing design of the vessel.

About Derek Bencomo
“My work expresses my harmony with nature and life in Hawaii, successfully reflected in the movement and visual rhythm I find in the wind, water and mountains. Never figurative, my work balances mass and abstract lines, capturing a sense of motion with motion while the sculptural aspects mirror the figure of the wood. Over the last decade my work has shown dramatic growth from the tradition of woodturning, where bowl or vessel is the norm, to a sculptural approach that is distinctly original. My current works feature lines that curve and stretch out in three dimensions against the subtle backdrop of wood grain. The form, line and patterns are all abstract, reflecting the natural beauty of a wave, stretch of beach and horizon.

I am an artist who values the freedom from strict form. It takes stamina for a tree to grow. I find great joy in the integrity of each individual piece as I guide it into a new life. It is a delicate transformation, a synthesis of my creative energy and the indigenous energy stored in the trees.”

Derek Bencomo was born on October 4th, 1962 in Lomita California. Derek spent many days surfing waves located up and down the California coastline.

Learn more: derekbencomomauiartist.com