Derek Weidman | Luna Tuna

Currency:USD Category:Art / Medium - Wood Start Price:50.00 USD
Derek Weidman | Luna Tuna
550.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item WAS NOT SOLD. Auction date was 2017 Jun 24 @ 15:30UTC-5 : EST/CDT
All items are original, and signed by the artist(s).
Derek Weidman
Harleysville, Pennsylvania

Luna Tuna, 2017
Holly, acrylics
6 x 6 x 6 inches | 15.24 x 15.24 x 15.24 cm

My sweet little cat, living among the sunspots
Walking now on moonbeams into the cosmos
Curled around my head like a crescent moon,
purring all night, in my bed, in my dreams, in my heart, for always
I love you Luna with the yellow yellow eyes.

About the Artist:
Derek Weidman was born in 1982, and has dedicated the last seven years to exploring lathe-based sculpture. His approach involves multi-axis turning as the foundation of his work. By using the unique shaping processes of turning, Derek has created a descriptive visual language that only the lathe can speak. This carving process creates novel representations of a wide range of subjects, from those based on human anatomy to various animal forms.

Derek works from a basic question, “What would this look like if rendered through the lens of a wood lathe?,” and even with the most rigorous naturalism, an honest abstraction takes place, and for each new subject that question gets answered. So from human heads to rhinos, mandrills to birds, each idea being captured in a way it has not been expressed before.

"My current body of work utilizes the passion for assembly I learned at an early age. The technical challenges I create for myself in working from vision to object provide great satisfaction. My goal is to speak to the viewer of my work through the intricacies of the wood grain. The emotion the wood can convey through the use of the grain of the material as it works in harmony with the shape of the forms is compelling. It invites the viewer along on a journey – a journey of a deeper, more contemplative experience."