"Open to Ideas" by Andi Wolfe

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 Open to Ideas  by Andi Wolfe
1,900.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2014 Jun 14 @ 16:05UTC-7 : PDT/MST
All items in this auction were created, at least in part, on the wood lathe, with wood as the primary material. All are one-of-a-kind signed originals, guaranteed to be individually created by the woodturning artist listed.
Andi Wolfe, Ohio, United States
Open to Ideas
Redwood burl
5" x 4.5" 12.7cm x 11.5cm

Artist’s note: "I made this piece to resemble a basket, because baskets are ubiquitous across human cultures - used for offerings in different ceremonies. I especially like the ones used for wedding ceremonies where a couple places things which have symbolic significance to give to their future partner. The motif is cellular, inspired from plant anatomy because baskets are made from wood (twigs, saplings, or strips of bark), grasses, reeds, etc."

About the artist: As at home in the lab and field as she is in her workshop, wood artist and botanist Andi Wolfe’s artwork draws inspiration from the natural world. “My botanical training has served me well in my woodturning endeavors,” says Wolfe. “Experimentation is part of my design process. I view wood as a medium for exploration and not just a material that has a pretty grain pattern. I use woods that are fine grained with subtle figuring so that my botanical designs become part of the whole vessel, complementary to the wood as opposed to a distraction to the eye. My goal is to enhance the surface so that the vessel becomes a three dimensional canvas that entices the viewer to explore all aspects of the piece.” Andi Wolfe’s work has been exhibited in galleries and juried and invitational exhibitions, is in many private collections.