Curt Theobald | The Beauty Within, 2020

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Curt Theobald | The Beauty Within, 2020
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This item SOLD at 2021 Jul 16 @ 20:09UTC-4 : AST/EDT
Curt Theobald | Pine Bluffs, Wyoming
The Beauty Within
Douglas Fir, Curly Maple, acrylic paint
Outside vessel: 5" diameter. Inner vessel vessel: 2" diameter

Created during the COVID-19 pandemic, this work is a reminder to look beyond what is noticed at first glance, look inside, look to find the good. The aggressive sandblasting of the outer vessel reflects the destruction the virus has brought upon our world. It is easy to focus on the bad that has been happening and become caught in the trap of worry and doubt. However, as we have seen in the world, there are also bright shining moments of those risking it all to help one another. First responders receive a heroes welcome in many places daily, teachers are being thought of as valued, people are helping one another out in daily routines albeit virtually at times. The smooth, glossy, bold, spirited-with-color inner vessel represents the hopeful Beauty Within we see in our world. It speaks of the resilience of people worldwide in rising up to overcome the virus.

About Curt Theobald
Curt Theobald, an artist based in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming, has been a full-time studio woodturner since 2002. His background as a cabinetmaker and his knowledge of wood movement and precise joinery are apparent in his work. He has demonstrated segmented turning both nationally and internationally. His work resides in public and private collections worldwide including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Honolulu Museum of Art, Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum of Myrtle Beach, Peabody Essex Museum, American Association of Woodturners, and Ivinson Memorial Hospital.