Holland Van Gores | Rowing to Eden

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Holland Van Gores | Rowing to Eden
850.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2019 Jul 12 @ 19:59UTC-4 : AST/EDT
Holland Van Gores | Rowing to Eden, 2018
Pisgah Forest, North Carolina
Maple, ebony, milk paint
14.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 inches

Artist Statement: I have sought a path for creativity my whole life. Wood is what I prefer to work with and have done so for over 40 years. Most of my experience comes from a career in custom home construction so transitioning from that to wood art came naturally for me. I feel a connection to the wood I work with and the forms that can be made from it. Seeing and feeling something take shape from a raw chuck of wood is always a thrill that I never seem to tire of. I am drawn toward organic shapes and textures and find myself constantly experimenting with different ideas, not all a success but every one of them a learning experience.
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.