First Light, 2018 | Holland Van Gores, North Carolina and Harvey Fein, New York

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First Light, 2018 | Holland Van Gores, North Carolina and Harvey Fein, New York
500.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2018 Jun 15 @ 18:28UTC-7 : PDT/MST
Cherry, milk paint | 12 x 3 in/30.5 x 7.6 cm

When Harvey Fein asked if I would be interested in doing a collaborative piece I was excited. I wanted to keep the design close to original so both our styles were represented. Once I started texturing the surface the idea of a sunrise emerged. I have seen quite a few dark starry nights slowly change into the beginning of a beautiful sunrise and this is what I was thinking about while finishing the piece.

About the Artists:
Holland Van Gores grew up in Southern California spending much time in his fathers shop making anything he could out of wood. His artist mother taught him the beauty of nature and the limitless diversity of shapes, textures, and colors, as well as the wonder they emanate. Wanting to explore other places and cultures, he began traveling as a young man, ending up in the United States Virgin Islands. Buying a sailboat, he sailed with his wife to be, down to South America exploring many Caribbean Islands along the way.
He returned to the USVI and started a construction company building custom homes in around the surrounding islands. After 34 years and now with twin daughters, he and his wife decided to try something new. In 2012 the Van Gores family moved to Western North Carolina where Holland has built a wood working studio nestled in the trees. He has found his place for the time being and will continue his love of creating wood objects.

"Harvey Fein is an artist in love with the mechanics of things, with the line between inventor and artist blurred by his process. He holds four patents and has designed numerous machines and projects. Ideas come to him as fully completed objects and are reverse engineered to become manifest. His father was in the business of making window curtains, and the sound of the factory - sewing machines, steam irons and table saws – plays in the background of his subconscious as he creates machinery and art." Kevin Wallace, Craft International, Issue 82.