Michael Mocho | Mash Up, 2021

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Michael Mocho | Mash Up, 2021
200.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2021 Jul 17 @ 19:36UTC-4 : AST/EDT
Michael Mocho | Albuquerque, New Mexico
Mash Up, 2021
Redwood lace burl, maple, cherry, glass test tubes, wood shavings, rose thorns, red dirt from Jemez, rice, googly eyes, stars, hardware
5.25 x 6 x 6 inches | 13.3 x 15.24 x 15.24 cm

Circumstances can create unexpected combinations of elements, and opportunities for new perspectives. Simple objects put into a new context can similarly shift the way we consider what has significance. In reflecting upon the challenges and uncertainty presented by the events of this past year, I am amazed and grateful to have witnessed moments of resiliency and adaptation by those who have chosen to thoughtfully respond with humanity and compassion, rather than simply react. We are all such complex mixtures of experiences and perspectives, and while we don’t always find a cure, with the right attitude we can develop kinder treatments.

Michael Mocho has been a full-time craftsman since 1976 with extensive experience in furniture design, woodturning, architectural millwork, pattern making, and stringed musical instruments. He operates a small shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico producing commissioned furniture, contract woodturning, and decorative containers for the gift market. He has completed residencies at the Arrowmont School of Craft, the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and the International Turning Exchange program in Philadelphia. He is known for his intricate containers that often combine bent wood with turned, carved, and textured components; which have won numerous awards and are in many private and public collections.

Categories: Sculpture, Woodturning, Contemporary Craft, Wood Art